Pickford Injury Update

Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford will miss England’s trio of World Cup qualifying fixtures this month after sustaining an injury to his oblique abdominal muscle.

Pickford, 27, was forced off on 43 minutes during Saturday’s Premier League meeting with Burnley and underwent a scan on Monday.

He is ruled out of Everton's FA Cup quarter-final against Manchester City on Saturday and England’s games against San Marino, Albania and Poland, as manager Gareth Southgate’s team begin their bid to reach the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar.

Pickford, who has made 154 Everton appearances since joining from Sunderland in July 2017, will remain under the care of the Club’s medical staff at USM Finch Farm during the forthcoming international break.