Dean Henderson has been backed for an England call-up by fellow Sheffield United goalkeeper Simon Moore.
Henderson rejoined the Blades from Manchester United this summer after a successful season on loan in 2018/19.
The 22-year-old played every minute of their promotion-winning Championship campaign. Not only that but he kept more clean sheets than any other ‘keeper and helped them to the division’s joint best defensive record.
Moore was backup to Henderson that term and continues to be in the South Yorkshire club’s first campaign in the Premier League in 12 years.
The 29-year-old admits that is tough.
“It’s a bit difficult for me being behind a young England goalkeeper,” Moore told BBC Radio Sheffield.
“Football for me has been very limited. All goalkeeper’s know that unless you’re playing week in, week out it’s very difficult to get any sort of rhythm going.”
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Moore was speaking after playing his first match of 2019/20 in the Carabao Cup. He saved a penalty as the Blades beat Blackburn Rovers 2-1.
Unfortunately for Moore, he knows that he’s likely to back on the bench for the league trip to Chelsea this weekend. Henderson is expected to be recalled and perhaps England manager Gareth Southgate will be watching again.
Southgate has been in attendance for the last two matches at Bramall Lane. The Sun reports Henderson will get a call-up to the next Three Lions squad for upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Kosovo.
And despite their competition for a place, Moore is there to support his teammate in that quest.
“I’m always there for Deano to help and speak to. If he needs some advice I’m always there,” he continued. “But that doesn’t mean I’m going to lay there and just give up.
“Deano’s in fantastic form. He’s on the verge of an England call-up.”