Sunderland duo Pickford and Burke receive international call-ups

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SUNDERLAND goalkeepers Jordan Pickford and Peter Burke have been called up for their respective international squads.

Pickford, the Black Cats’ third-choice keeper behind Keiren Westwood and Simon Mignolet, has been named in the England under-19 squad for the forthcoming European Championships preliminary qualifying tournament.

The 18-year-old (pictured) will be part of the young Lions squad which will travel to Estonia next week for a game on Wednesday, September 26 before facing Ukraine on Monday, October 1.

Meanwhile, youth-team keeper Peter Burke has been named in the Republic of Ireland’s squad for the under-17 European Championships qualifying competition.

Burke, a first-year scholar, will travel to Macedonia for games against Sweden on Saturday, September 29 and the hosts on Monday, October 1.