Date: 18th May 2018 at 6:28am
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Angus Gunn will train with the England World Cup squad ahead of Gareth Southgate’s men heading out to Russia for next month’s tournament.

Although not in the full squad or even named as a reserve, Gunn will train alongside those chosen for Russia as he continues to acclimatise to International football.

This is what Southgate had to say to the press, as quoted by the EDP.

“We are going to bring a couple of training players in,” said Southgate. “Nathaniel Chalobah, who has missed all the season so it’s good for him to train at this time. He is a player we would like to have been involved in the past. We are also going to bring in Angus Gunn next week to work with the team.

“We wanted to involve some young players and we might have brought a couple more who couldn’t go to Toulon (Under-20 tournament). Ryan Sessegnon is still involved with Fulham.”

Gunn had an excellent break out season with Norwich, his first in competitive football, keeping 15 clean sheets in 51 appearances in all competitions.

He was also placed third in the Barry Butler Memorial Trophy, behind Grant Hanley and winner, James Maddison.

Southgate brought Gunn into a squad earlier in the year and you’d have to think that if one of Pickford, Butland or Pope picks up an injury in the next couple of weeks, that Angus looks well placed to maybe get a call up.

That would be a sensational end to an excellent year. Gunn clearly has a big future ahead of him in the game, it’s just a shame that he looks like having that future away from Carrow Road.

All the best fella.

OTBC

 

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