Sam Johnstone set to make his competitive debut in goal for England

REVEALED: Sam Johnstone is set to make his competitive debut in goal for England as Gareth Southgate rings the changes for World Cup qualifier against Andorra… with Conor Coady and Patrick Bamford potential starters at Wembley

  • West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone set to start at Wembley on Sunday
  • He made his England debut in friendly against Romania prior to the Euros
  • This would be Johnstone’s competitive debut as Three Lions face Andorra
  • Conor Coady and Patrick Bamford may also start as Southgate rotates his side
  • England looking to take another step closer to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar 

Sam Johnstone is poised to make his competitive England debut in their World Cup qualifier against Andorra.

West Brom goalkeeper Johnstone is in line to start in a Three Lions team containing a number of changes from Thursday’s 4-0 thumping of Hungary.

Johnstone made his England debut in the pre-Euros friendly against Romania before being included in Gareth Southgate’s final 26-man squad for the tournament, effectively as second choice following injuries to Nick Pope and Dean Henderson.

Sam Johnstone is poised for his competitive England debut against Andorra at Wembley

The West Bromwich Albion stopper makes a save during England training this week

Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford could make his England debut at Wembley on Sunday

Conor Coady (right) could start in defence as manager Gareth Southgate rings the changes 

Pickford played every minute of England’s run to the Euros final and against Hungary but today’s visit of Andorra represents an opportunity for Southgate to give competitive game time to other members of his squad.

As well as Johnstone, Conor Coady and Patrick Bamford could also start while Trent Alexander-Arnold is being considered for a role in midfield.




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