Rain

Rain

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 11°C

Search
Kings of Anglia Issue 8 Magazine Offer

Former Ipswich and Bury Town goalkeeper Nick Pope named in England’s World Cup squad

PUBLISHED: 14:05 16 May 2018 | UPDATED: 14:10 16 May 2018

Nick Pope has been named in the England squad for this summer's World Cup in Russia. Picture: PA

Nick Pope has been named in the England squad for this summer's World Cup in Russia. Picture: PA

PA Wire

Nick Pope has continued his remarkable rise by being named in the England squad for this summer’s World Cup in Russia.

Pope's call-up to England's World Cup squad is the latest high of a remarkable eight months for the former Ipswich Town youngster. Picture: PAPope's call-up to England's World Cup squad is the latest high of a remarkable eight months for the former Ipswich Town youngster. Picture: PA

Pope, released by Ipswich Town as a 16-year-old before plying his trade for Bury Town while at West Suffolk College, is one of three goalkeepers named by manager Gareth Southgate for this summer’s tournament.

As has been reported over the last 48-hours, experienced campaigner Joe Hart has not been included, with Burnley stopper Pope in the squad alongside Everton’s Jordan Pickford and Jack Butland of Stoke.

Having only made his Premier League debut in September, Pope has yet to win an international cap but was called into the squad for the first time for two friendlies in March.

He could make his England bow in two warm-up games prior to the tournament, with the Three Lions taking on Nigeria and Costa Rica before heading to Russia.

England World Cup squad: Alexander-Arnold, Butland, Cahill, Dele, Delph, Dier, Henderson, Jones, Kane, Lingard, Loftus-Cheek, Maguire, Pickford, Pope, Rashford, Rose, Sterling, Stones, Trippier, Vardy, Walker, Welbeck, Young

Ipswich Town winger Gwion Edwards will have added motivation and confidence following his long-awaited return to the Wales squad.

After two weeks off, there will be just five more games until the next international break – a stage in the campaign where owners often assess their options. Stuart Watson looks at Town’s upcoming clashes.

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history...

A quarter of the way through the season, TERRY HUNT, takes a look at Ipswich Town and Paul Hurst’s current plight

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history...

Former Ipswich Town and England star Kieron Dyer is now representing both club and country as a coach. STUART WATSON spoke to him about falling back in love with the game.

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history...

Kieron Dyer has backed plenty more homegrown talent to get a chance at Ipswich Town under the management of Paul Hurst and Chris Doig.

Ipswich Town winger Gwion Edwards has been called up as a late addition to the Wales squad.

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history...

Most read

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24