Heaton replaces Hart in England squad

Burnley captain Heaton, 29, is still waiting for his first international cap having been an unused substitute for England on eight occasions. 

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Burnley captain Tom Heaton.

England has called up Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton to its squad to face Germany and Netherlands after injuries forced the withdrawals of Manchester City duo Joe Hart and Raheem Sterling.

The Football Association confirmed it would not be calling up an outfield player to replace Sterling "at this stage" ahead of the game on March 26 in Berlin, which is followed by a home game against Netherlands three days later. 

Burnley captain Heaton, 29, is still waiting for his first international cap having been an unused substitute for England on eight occasions.