Whitehaven-born goalkeeper Dean Henderson could be closing in on a full England call-up.

Henderson's impressive performances for Sheffield United have put him firmly on England boss Gareth Southgate's radar.

And at yesterday's press conference to announce a squad for the Euro 2020 qualifiers Southgate admitted that Henderson, on loan from Manchester United at Bramall Lane, was close.

There has been a lot of attention on the number one position in the England side with Everton's Jordan Pickford remaining at the front of the queue.

Burnley's Tom Heaton has been recalled to the squad and Southgate has proved he has no problem in dipping into the Championship for players, with Stoke City's Jack Butland also named.

And Southampton keeper Angus Gunn is also hovering on the edge of a call, after good performances for Southampton.

Southgate said: “In terms of Angus, he’s just got into the team – so Alex McCarthy is unfortunate to be out of the team at Southampton – and Angus has got a good challenge to get in our under-21s because Dean Henderson is playing really well at Sheffield United and is also close to our squad.

“There’s good competition for places.”

Henderson has been a regular in the England under-21 side and was part of the squad that won the Under-20 World Cup back in 2017.

The 22-year-old has been on the books at Manchester United since joining from Carlisle at the age of 14.