Chris Wilder calls on Dean Henderson to be given England recognition
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Chris Wilder calls on Dean Henderson to be given England recognition

Sheffield United manager, Chris Wilder, has said that Dean Henderson should be in line for England honours. 

The stopper was in imperious form against Manchester City yesterday evening. A penalty save and a number of other fine saves cementing his place as one of the countries top young goalkeepers.

Dean Henderson could well get the nod for England very soon. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

And while Gareth Southgate has previously included Henderson in the England set-up, he is yet to award him a cap.

But Chris Wilder doesn’t think it will be long before Henderson gets the nod, as the Blades boss questioned who else out there is better than his number one.


“We must have some really good goalkeepers ahead of him for them to be above him,” Wilder said. (Sheffield Star).

“I know there’s a pecking order for England. But he’s been outstanding throughout my time here. He’s not error-free but what he does have, is the ability to learn and show that mental strength”.

Henderson is currently behind the likes of Jordan Pickford and Nick Pope in the England squad. Previously, too, Tom Heaton was also selected ahead of the Blades stopper.

However, with performances at such a level and with the most amounts of clean-sheets in the Premier League this season, Henderson’s time won’t be far off.

He has to play

With England having a round of fixtures coming up, there can be no better time for Henderson to get his chance.

Jordan Pickford made yet another mistake yesterday against Newcastle. Nick Pope has played well but is in a Burnley team who are struggling in the main.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – JANUARY 21: Florian Lejeune of Newcastle United scores his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Newcastle United at Goodison Park on January 21, 2020 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Gareth Southgate has been to Bramall Lane enough times now to make a call on Henderson. If he doesn’t give him the nod now, then there’s an argument to be made about when will he ever give him the chance.

Dean Henderson is in superb form. It’s about time, then, that England capitalised.

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