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Heaton Backs Allardyce Appointment

22 July 2016

Tom Heaton believes that the FA have made a wise choice in choosing Sam Allardyce to be Roy Hodgson’s successor as England manager.

Heaton was part of the UEFA Euro 2016 squad in France after receiving his first England cap in May 2016, when he replaced Fraser Forster in the win over Australia.

And the Clarets skipper believes he was one of the stand-out candidates for the role.

He said: “I think certainly since I’ve been in football, he’s been massively successful and he’s done a fantastic job wherever he’s been.

“Look at everything really, he’s a stand-out candidate and there’s going to be a lot of good reasons as to why that is the case.

“In my experience of being around the FA, they go about things in the right way and they look at everything.”

Heaton recently signed a new four-year deal at Turf Moor to cap a hugely successful year.

He kept 20 clean sheets on the way to the Sky Bet Championship title win and having returned to training with the Clarets, he is hoping to impress the new Three Lions boss in the top-flight.

“Personally for me, it’ll just be about putting the performances in.

“Hopefully that’s enough to get me in the squad and stay there.”

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