Burnley head coach Sean Dyche believes Joe Hart should have a fair chance of making the England national side after commanding a regular role with the Clarets since the start of the season. The 31-year-old was excluded from the Three Lions squad for the recent World Cup where they excelled to reach up to the semi-final stage.

Since then, Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate has indicated that he may focus on the upcoming players with a view to the major tournaments ahead but Dyche feels Hart could have a chance of reclaiming his national team spot, should the manager decide on adding more experience between the sticks.

He said: “I don’t know [if he will get called up] but if that was to occur, I think he’d be ready, if needed. I think Gareth is mostly trying to look to the future and the new players coming through.But he will also be well aware it is good to have experience around that group – that helps bring some of the younger players through. I trust Gareth to do whatever he has to do.”

Hart had a rather forgettable loan stint with West Ham United last season where he was in and out of the starting line-up and this cost him a place with the Three Lions for the World Cup. However, he has managed to revive his career with Burnley whom he joined from Manchester City during the summer and he has since been ever-present for the team in the absence of Nick Pope through a shoulder problem.

Meanwhile, Burnley managed to break their winless duck over the weekend as they produced a resounding 4-0 triumph over Bournemouth. Eddie Howe’s side have undoubtedly excelled with their attacking display this term but their attack front was pretty much nullified at Turf Moor where Dyche’s men were determined to return to winning ways.