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Championship player called into England squad as injury replacement

Norwich goalkeeper Angus Gunn has been called into the England squad to replace Jack Butland

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Gareth Southgate has gone further into his reserves to provide injury cover by calling up Norwich City goalkeeper Angus Gunn.

The 21-year-old has been added to the senior squad after Stoke City’s Jack Butland broke his finger in training.

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Gunn, who is on loan from Man City, has played 19 times for Daniel Farke’s side in the Championship this season.

He’s also played under Southgate at England Under-21 level.

If Gunn is capped against Brazil on Tuesday he’ll be the first Championship player since Jay Bothroyd to pull on an England shirt.

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Bothroyd came off the bench to play against France in 2010, following in the footsteps of David Nugent who was capped three years earlier while at Preston.

But neither Bothroyd nor Nugent went on to make another appearance for England, so Gunn will be hoping to avoid that trend.

Gunn will now compete with Jordan Pickford and Joe Hart for a place in England’s starting XI.

From Norwich to Brazil

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From Norwich to Brazil

Pickford kept a clean sheet in the 0-0 draw with Germany, pulling off several impressive one-on-one saves.

But Southgate is likely to go with Hart from the beginning as he looks to shuffle his pack against Brazil.

Neymar and co must be quaking in their boots.