The Toffees goalkeeper and Russia 2018 hero is in the provisional squad for the UEFA Nations League finals.

Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has taken to Twitter to post about his call-up to the provisional England squad to contest the finals of the UEFA Nations League.

The Three Lions travel to Portugal at the start of June to face the Netherlands in the semi-finals of the competitions, and should they triumph, they will take on either the hosts or Switzerland in the final.

Pickford was one of England’s heroes at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, playing a key role as Gareth Southgate’s charges reached the semi-finals of the competition for the first time since 1990 and a first major semi-final since Euro 96.

The Nations League will thus present a great opportunity for England to build on their superb work last summer as well as claim some silverware ahead of Euro 2020 and, further down the line, the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Throughout the season, Pickford has come under scrutiny for a number of errors which have cost Everton points, most notably against Liverpool and Newcastle United.

Nonetheless, he continues to retain support from much of the Toffees fanbase and some supporters wished him well on the social media platform:

Pickford will be vying with Jack Butland of Stoke City and Tom Heaton of Burnley for the role between the sticks.

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