​Burnley manager Sean Dyche has admitted that he is of the opinion that his goalkeeper Tom Heaton deserves to be mentioned in discussions about England's number one goalkeeper going forward.


The 30-year-old certainly looks the best in the Premier League at the moment, and is the stopper who has made the most saves so far this season - and quoted in the Daily Mail, Dyche backed his man for further success.

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He put in a masterful performance against boyhood club Manchester United last weekend, and was the hero of the 0-0 stalemate at Old Trafford, having made 11 saves, including an amazing rejection of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's shot.


Heaton was in the England squad for this year's Euros as third-choice keeper. So far, he has only played three minutes for his country, but Dyche believes that he should be viewed as the Three Lions' potential No1.


Dyche isn't calling for Joe Hart's head, but asked what he thought of his player's chances, he said: "Tom was superb last week. Tom is giving very good performances for us, he's always looking to improve and develop which is the kind of culture we set here.

"He was a very good captain last year and continues to be so. The maturation of centre-halves and goalkeepers is a big thing. He's continued year on year to progress and all credit to him.


"His all-round game is maturing, I think, no two ways about it. But I think England's No 1 is chosen by the manager and that's for the right reasons.


Heaton launched his own line of "Precision Goalkeeping Gloves" on Tuesday, and stayed five hours meeting fans at Turf Moor, with hundreds of them lining up for the event.

“It’s been brilliant," the player said to the ​Burnley Express. "It far exceeded any expectation really. It’s fantastic to see and it’s a great marker in terms of how much the club is moving forward and the success that we’re having.


“We’ve had a very good start to the Premier League season and to get that amount of fans out there today, and have them stood out in the cold for four or five hours, is incredible really.


It was great to talk to them about the game and hear their thoughts on the start to the season. It’s been a superb day all round.


“It was unbelievable really. They were all queueing along the road and across the road apparently. It’s fantastic and brilliant to see."