Pickford withdraws from England squad with injury

Tuesday, 29 August, 2017 0comments  |  Jump to last
Jordan Pickford has left St George's Park and returned to Finch Farm to have a thigh problem assessed.

After featuring for England U21s over the summer, the 23-year-old was called up to the full national side for the forthcoming World Cup qualifiers but Everton's new goalkeeper has returned to the club's own training facility to have treatment on the injury.

Pickford suffered the knock in the defeat at Chelsea on Sunday but was able to finish the game.

Meanwhile, Mason Holgate has also returned to Merseyside from the U21s camp — as a side note, former Blues midfielder Lee Carsley was announced as Aidy Boothroyd's assistant today — with an ankle injury presumably sustained in the same game.