Charlie Taylor has hailed Nick Pope’s role in the Burnley backline and is not surprised he is getting wider attention.  

The goalkeeper made his first England start in the win in Kosovo and did not miss a beat on his return after the international break, starring in the 3-0 win at Watford.

With the Clarets on the back foot in the first half Pope made key saves from dangerman Gerard Deulofeu, while some impressive handling in the second helped relieve pressure at key points as the visitors turned the game on its head.

Taylor believes the 27-year-old is showing those outside of Turf Moor just how good he can be, his stock continuing to rise having become Burnley’s undisputed No.1 after Tom Heaton’s departure to Aston Villa.

“People outside the club are noticing him,” said the left back, who has returned to the starting line-up for the last two games.

“Everyone at the club has known how good he is for a good while now.

“He’s gone away with England, made his debut and kept a clean sheet and got another clean sheet on Saturday and he was brilliant in both games.

“The gaffer says save the unsavables and that’s something that he does.

“He does fill you with huge confidence that if you do slip up or they break the line then he’s the last man and he could bail us out.”

Pope’s interventions at Vicarage Road helped Chris Wood, Ashley Barnes and James Tarkowski get the goals to make it two straight 3-0 victories for the Clarets in the Premier League.

It means Sean Dyche’s side are up to seventh ahead of Crystal Palace visiting Turf Moor on Saturday.

The table is tightly packed, Burnley a point beyond Wolves in fifth but just three above Newcastle down in 14th, but they could be building some momentum at just the right time with Manchester City following at home three days after Roy Hodgson brings his Palace side to East Lancashire.

“Back-to-back wins in the Premier League is a tough challenge, especially away from home to get three points as well,” said Taylor.

“We’re delighted with that and hopefully we can keep the run going.

“We’ve got a few games now in December and some tough games as well. We’ll be full of confidence.”