MICHAEL Keane admitted the last 24 hours had been 'surreal' but said his first England call-up was a 'massive honour'.

The 23-year-old was drafted in to the Three Lions squad by boss Gareth Southgate on Monday night after an injury to Glen Johnson.

He arrived at St George's Park on Tuesday morning before taking part in his first training session yesterday afternoon.

But Keane said his initial thoughts when he received a call from Sean Dyche on Monday night were 'what have I done wrong?'

"I got a call at about 9.30pm (Monday) from the gaffer and I automatically thought what have I done wrong?," he told the Lancashire Telegraph.

"Then he told me the good news, I was so shocked I didn't really know what to say. I went home and told all my family, everyone was buzzing for me.

"It's been a surreal 24 hours and it hasn't really settled in yet but it's just a massive honour and a dream come true to be here.

"It was good to meet all the lads, they've all welcomed me really well. It's always good to get the first training session out of the way as well because that helps you settle in."

Keane, who has been in superb form for Burnley this season, was tipped to earn a call when Southgate announced his squad on Sunday night, especially after turning in another man-of-the-match display in the win over Arsenal.

But although he missed out on selection then he didn't have to wait long to join club captain Tom Heaton in the national squad.

Keane told FATV he was in the pool at his gym when Dyche was trying to get hold of him on Monday night, noticing he had several missed calls when he left.

"I was a bit shocked to be honest, it came out of the blue and I didn't expect it," he said.

The former Manchester United youngster could now make his England debut against Malta at Wembley on Saturday, or in Slovenia on Tuesday night, as the Three Lions continue their World Cup 2018 qualifying campaign.

He spoke to Southgate after getting the initial call from Dyche, and the England boss told him he had only narrowly missed out on the initial squad.

"He said I was very close to being in anyway and I fully deserved to be here," Keane said. "He said to keep doing what you're doing and keep playing how you're playing.

"He knows what I'm like, I've worked with him for a couple of years with the Under-21s, so it was quite straightforward.

"He was really happy for me and it was a nice conversation, it's one of the best moments of your career.

"I know quite a few of the lads from the Under-21s and the Man United lads as well, so it's been good."

Keane joins one of the best friends in football, his fellow Red Devils academy graduate Jesse Lingard, in the squad, and both are hoping to win their first cap this week.

"I've known Jesse since I was 10 years old and he's been one of my best mates ever since so to come him with him helps, it's someone who you're close with and you know and you can integrate into the squad with, so that is always good," he said.

"We've got the same ambitions as well, we both want to play for England, we've both not had our caps yet and that is something we will be striving to do."

Keane is also determined to take everything he can from his first week with the senior set-up, and is happy to have swapped a few social plans for a national call.

"I've got to soak everything up, there's some brilliant players in this squad with a lot of experience so I'll be looking at the way they go about things in training every day and learning from them and that can be a huge help for me going forward," he added.

"I've not had anything booked but I had a few things on the cards with my friends and maybe going to London for a few nights with my brother, who is down there, but I know where I'd rather be," he said.