- Feb 15, 2012
After an erratic performance on Saturday and an inconsistent season, could Jordan Pickford face losing his England number one shirt?
People forget quickly that going into the World Cup he wasn't the nailed on number 1 the position was very much up for grabs and he took it but he's been very shaky this season as the stats show.
Really he's not actually under much pressure for his spot with Butland in the Championship this season there isn't really a PL rival knocking at his door and even then the fact he's comfortable on the ball makes him attractive to Southgate and the way he wants to play.
For me the best all round English keeper is Tom Heaton but his weakness would be distribution which is Pickford's strength and something Southgate wants to so it's unlikely that he's going to lose his spot in the team.
I guess the real threat to him will be from Angus Gunn who's now got himself in the Southampton team and is involved at U21 level if he stays in the prem with them next season and does well Pickford could come under pressure.