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Everton keeper Pickford hopeful for England continuity

Jordan Pickford is hopeful he can retain his position as England's number one goalkeeper.

The Everton man started every game at the World Cup and was the hero in the quarter-final penalty shootout win over Colombia.

England are back in action competitively this Saturday against Croatia and Pickford hopes he can get the nod over Marcus Bettenelli and Jack Butland.

"I never rest and hopefully I'm No 1 and I've got the shirt," Pickford said.

"I felt I had a shot at the World Cup to take the chance and I think I took it. The fans will maybe say I did as well.

"But the competition for the goalkeepers is great and I think when I come away here [with England] all four of us enjoy it and we each want to get better as a group and as individuals."

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