Former Swindon Town goalkeeper Tom Heaton has earned a call-up for England’s UEFA European Championship 2024 training squad in Germany this summer.

With the Three Lions set to head out to their base camp for the tournament in Blankenhain today, it has been announced that Heaton will be going along with the squad to assist with training.

Swindon helped kickstart the former Burnley goalkeeper’s senior career, arriving on loan at the County Ground from Manchester United during the 2005/06 season and getting his first taste of senior football as he played 20 times.

The now 38-year-old has gone on to become a Premier League regular for Burnley and Aston Villa, making more than 100 appearances in the top flight, and has spent the last three seasons back at Old Trafford as a back-up goalkeeper.

He has also earned senior recognition with England, first earning a call-up in 2015 and making his debut against the Republic of Ireland in 2016. He was a member of the squad for Euro 2016 and the UEFA Nations League finals in 2019 in Portugal.

Heaton will not be registered as a player for the tournament, but he will be going along to help support the goalkeeping trio of Jordan Pickford, Aaron Ramsdale, and Dean Henderson in their training sessions.

In a statement, Gareth Southgate said: "I am really pleased Tom has agreed to join us in Germany. Experience tells us that a tournament can put a lot of demand on our goalkeeping group led by Martyn Margetson. Tom will play an invaluable role on the training pitch supporting Jordan, Aaron and Dean.

"Off the field, as someone we all know well, he will add to the positive environment we are always looking to create. We are grateful to Manchester United for their support in making this happen."