England manager Gareth Southgate has given Joe Hart fresh hopes after suggesting the road is still open for the Burnley keeper.
Since his summer move to Turf Moor Hart has been the preferred choice for Sean Dyche in the Premier League. Injuries to Nick Pope and Tom Heaton forced Sean Dyche to look for an alternative choice and the manager opted to bring Hart from Manchester City.
Since then the 31 year old has been pretty impressive for the Clarets and also got the man of the match award for his heroics against Cardiff City in the Premier League.
Hart’s form brought him back to the contention and Southgate believes if the Keeper continues to thrive he might get selected in near future. On being asked if Hart’s chances of getting selected is over the gaffer answered, “No, not at all,
“It’s continuity from the squad we picked last month. Jack started our last game so to suddenly leave him out of the squad because he’s playing in the Championship wouldn’t be appropriate.
“From Joe’s perspective, we don’t need to see Joe in a game at this stage to know what he can do.
“I think it’s great that he looks very settled. The move to Burnley has obviously worked for him – he looks confident in his game.
“There’s no way that, long term, Joe is ruled out. I just think at this moment in time it makes sense to look at the other three guys underneath Jordan (Pickford).”