NICK Pope's goalkeeping colleagues back in Burnley are 'buzzing' over his England success, according to Clarets assistant boss Ian Woan.

The 24-year-old will be part of a Three Lions squad for a World Cup quarter-final today as England look to get past Sweden and secure a first semi-final since 1990.

While Pope hasn't played during the competition, Woan believes the Clarets goalkeeper will be having an 'amazing experience' in Russia.

It's been a whirlwind rise for the former non-league shot stopper, who a year ago had never played in the Premier League, but is now part of an England squad who have sent the country into a frenzy.

"The journey Popey has gone on, it's unbelievable, he could end up winning the World Cup and getting an MBE!," said Woan. "This time last year he was kicking his heels.

"He's having an amazing experience over there. The great thing for us is he will come back fully fit and ready to go, but hopefully it's not until after July 15.

"It can only be a positive for him, being around that quality of player and experiencing a World Cup in the latter stages, I'm not sure if he'll be aware of the euphoria back here."

England face Sweden today in Samara, with the winners setting up a semi-final in Moscow against the winners of Russia and Croatia, with the draw opening up kindly for the Three Lions.

"They've got every chance of making the final, an unbelievable chance," said Woan.

"What a year it's been for Popey."

Burnley are now back in for pre-season training, while Pope remains in Russia.

But his teammates have been messaging him on England's success, including his goalkeeping colleagues Tom Heaton, Anders Lindegaard and Adam Legzdins, with Woan hailing the influence of Billy Mercer on the group.

"The lads have been exchanging messages with him, they're a tight group, they're buzzing for him," he said.

"The goalkeepers are buzzing for him as well. It's a tough position, you're only vying for one position, but Billy Mercer has worked absolute miracles with all of them.

"For a club of this size to have that quality of goalkeeper available is phenomenal."

Another former Claret has shone for England, with Kieran Trippier impressing at right wing-back.

He scored a nerveless penalty in the shootout win over Columbia, with Woan revealing he and Sean Dyche had watched the game together in their Ribble Valley flat, before Trippier sent a message back showing his Clarets loyalties.

"We were behind the couch when Tripps stepped up the other day. I was confident but I was nervous still, but he strikes the cleanest ball," Woan said.

"Me and the gaffer were watching it in the flat and we were so nervous for him. I sent him a text after the game just saying 'brilliant', I didn't expect one back and he replied with 'UTC'."