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Everton goalkeeper Pickford aware of Ramsdale England threat

Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford recognises England competition from Arsenal No1 Aaron Ramsdale.

The Toffees are involved in another scrap to save their Premier League lives, while his international rivals Ramsdale and Nick Pope are battling for Champions League qualification with Arsenal and Newcastle respectively.

But Pickford, 29, has just signed a new contract that will keep him at Goodison for the next four-and-a-half years.

And he admitted: “I've just gotta focus on myself.

“Aaron is having a top season at Arsenal, going for the title, while Newcastle are fifth so they could be in the Champions League as well.

“It's important that Everton stay in the Premier League. It's the top league to be in, so I've got to put my focus on that.

“I can only think about being the best I can be.

“We've got a good set of lads with England. It's like a keepers' union - and I like seeing them all doing well.

“It's nice to see the trust the manager has put in me, but my form over the last three years has been really good."

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