Jack Cork Selected For England
Burnley Football Club midfielder Jack Cork has been called into Gareth Southgate senior England squad, following an outstanding start to the season with the Clarets. Cork will be part of the international squad that will face Brazil and Germany at Wembley.
Signing for the Clarets from Swansea City in the summer, following two previous loan spells at Turf Moor. Jack Cork has not missed a minute of Burnley’s Premier League campaign so far and he has been the model of consistency in the middle of the park as Sean Dyche’s side has enjoyed the best start to a top-flight season since 1973/74.
Speaking about his international call up Jack Cork said, “I’m really, really happy to have been selected for the England squad. I’m looking forward to going to meet up with the rest of the players. We’ve had a good start to the season and I’am probably not going to get many better opportunities to be in the England squad, because we are doing so well.
Four or five of the lads in the squad probably could have got in at the same time as me, so I feel lucky that I’ve been given the chance and hopefully if we can keep this form up then maybe one or two others can get the call as well.”
Cork, who was previously capped by England at every level from under-16 to under-21 whilst at Chelsea has also represented Great Britain at the 2012 London Olympics games whilst a Southampton player.
Burnley manager Sean Dyche said, “It’s another great marker for Burnley Football Club to have another player called up to a full international squad. It’s great for him and a well deserved call up.”