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Heaton realises dream with England selection

Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton believes his debut call-up for the England national squad is a dream come true.

Heaton was selected by manager Roy Hodgson for the friendly against the Republic of Ireland and European Qualifier in Slovenia next month.

Heaton said: "It's difficult to put into words. When the manager told me it was almost difficult to believe and then there was a euphoric flood of emotion.

"It's been a dream of mine since I was a little kid and pretty much everything since I started playing has been geared towards trying to get there.

"This isn't the final step because the dream goes beyond this, but it's certainly a great step along the way and I'm absolutely thrilled."

The 29-year old put in impressive performances for the Clarets throughout the Premier League season but failed to save the Lancashire club from relegation.

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