NICK Pope admits his England goals have changed and that pushing for the No.1 spot is on his agenda.

The Burnley keeper will come up against the man who is currently in possession of the jersey on Saturday when Jordan Pickford and Everton come to Turf Moor.

The pair will then be joined by Tom Heaton as the three shot-stoppers in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Bulgaria.

Having returned to the Clarets side and the Three Lions set-up this season after injury, Pope is now revising his targets at international level.

“It is something that is an aim for me and that I want to look at,” he said when asked about being England’s main man between the sticks.

“There is a long way to go, we are seven games into the season and I have just come off an injury of six months.

“It is maybe not for the immediate future but it is something longer term that I can think of as a goal of mine.

“To get that cap was a massive privilege and honour as was to be part of the World Cup squad so that is one dream fulfilled and it is now about moving on and setting new targets and new goals.”

Pope and Pickford enjoy each other’s company when on international duty despite having the same desire to be the man Southgate turns to in goal.

The 27-year-old believes that is a reflection of the atmosphere the England boss has fostered during his time in charge, the Three Lions focusing on Euro 2020 after reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup in 2018.

“We do message each other,” said Pope.

“We’ve got a few things in common. When you see each other you speak more and away from the pitch at England we spend time together as well.

“It’s not just a goalie group, it’s the whole England set-up.

“When I first came into the squad, I was with James Tarkowski so I was quite lucky to have someone there who I was familiar with. But when you’re on your own and there’s no-one from your club then that shows what sort of squad it is.

“I felt able to integrate myself with everyone and that’s a massive plus for someone like me.

“There’s long hours where you’re not on the training pitch at St George’s Park or in the hotels or whatever and that’s something I’ve enjoyed as well as the games.”

Pope may be one of the lucky three at the moment but knows away from his ambitions of being No.1 keeping a place in the squad will be a tough task in itself, Dean Henderson and Aaron Ramsdale both emerging in the Premier League this season.

“It’s a great time for it you’d have to say,” said Pope.

“I think there’s like six or seven and there’s great competition. It’s great for England and we’ve got a lot of competition in all places.

“Dean and Aaron are new to the Premier League and have started really well. I just have to carry on now and see how it goes.”