Burnley stopper Tom Heaton hopeful of Euro 2016 call

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Burnley currently sit top of the Championship, after an impressive season following relegation from the Premier League.

Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton has spoken about his chances of going with England to the Euros, admitting to Sky Sports that he is hoping to get the call to travel with the squad:

"I don't look at it too much myself because it's out of my control. All I can do is focus on playing every week and what will be, will be. It's down to the manager, then."

Speaking on the Sky Sports FL 72 Podcast, he went on to express his sympathy for Jack Butland, after injury ruled him out of the tournament:

"I was sad for Jack and it was not a good injury. But having spoken to him since, I'm sure he will be fine moving forward."

The 29-year-old former Bristol City stopper has played every one of Burnley's 40 Championship games, conceding only 33 goals, and helping the Clarets reach the summit of the league table.

Heaton spoke of how his good form for Burnley has increased his chances of being part of the England setup, and how much he enjoyed being involved with the squad following his call-up:

"It's been fantastic to be in and around the England team. I've enjoyed every minute of it and I've got aspirations to stay in there and kick on. Whatever the role, I'll be willing to do it. In the Championship, all I can do is put in the best performances I can, and I've managed to stay involved which has been great."

Following their disappointing midweek draw against Cardiff, Burnley will be looking to respond with a win when they host Leeds United on Saturday, and further enhance their chances of automatic promotion. 

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