Dyche attributes Heaton, Keane England call-ups to Burnley culture

Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton insists England have shrugged off the memories of their dismal Euro 2016 exit and put themselves in a strong position to qualify for next year's World Cup.

The pair's inclusion in the squad delighted Burnley boss Sean Dyche, who feels his side's emerging worldwide contingent is testament to their development as a top-flight club.

However, Gareth Southgate has since steadied the ship and, having been named in the 26-man squad to face Germany and Lithuania next week, Heaton is encouraged by what he has seen.

Dyche said: "I think it's a good sign that there's a number of internationals here, with Tom and Keano I think for them the culture, environment and the staff here have added to their pathway in being recognised at global level".

"We've had some very good results; that transition period from the Euros has been good".

"They have been here long enough to mature with the team with a good thing for us and for them".

"It has been fantastic so far (under Southgate)".

"It's another proud moment when selected to represent your country".

"We're embracing the journey and we want to see where he can go, so there's no resting on laurels or anything like that and we are trying to step on and keep moving up that table. There have been a couple of changes in management recently which can make it hard but that crossing over period has been seamless really and it bodes well for the future". It's gone how we all wanted it to and there's been no hangover from that so far.



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