JOE Hart has to keep performing for Burnley to bolster his chances of an England recall, according to James Tarkowski.

Hart has impressed for the Clarets since a £4million move from Manchester City in the summer and has shown signs of getting back to his best at Turf Moor.

The 31-year-old has won 75 England caps but has been out of the Three Lions picture since missing out a place in the World Cup squad following a disappointing loan spell at West Ham.

But with his performances for Burnley catching the eye Hart could yet force his way back into the England fold, but with plenty of competition for places Tarkowski is glad he's not the one having to make those decisions.

"It's not my selection problem. I think Joe has been terrific since he's been here but the lads involved with England have been terrific for their clubs as well. He's done really well but it's not my selection," the Clarets centre back said.

"He's just got to play well every game, that's all he can do, and he's done that since he's been here. He's fitted in really well and performed really well. That's all he'll want to do and we'll see what the manager wants to do after that."

There's plenty of competition for the spot in goal at Turf Moor as well.

Tom Heaton, who has won three England caps, has found himself on the bench since Hart's arrival and has hinted his future could yet lie away from Burnley, while Nick Pope has been out of action since the end of July when he suffered a dislocated shoulder.

Pope could be back early in the New Year though and he took advantage of Heaton's misfortune and Hart's omission to earn a place on the plane to Russia for the World Cup so will have an eye on winning his place in the Burnley side back as well.

"We've got three lads here who have played for England over the last couple of years," said Tarkowski.

"When everyone is fit and playing it's going to be a big selection problem for the manager but it's always good to have competition for places.

"It's hard for the lads who aren't playing, it's not a nice situation to be in, but everyone backs each other, regardless of whether you're in the squad or starting."