Former Burnley shot stopper Tom Heaton will link up with England’s Euro squad as a “training goalkeeper”.

The 38-year-old will support Jordan Pickford, Aaron Ramsdale and Dean Henderson during the tournament in Germany, which gets under way later this week.

Heaton wrote on social media: "Incredibly honoured to be asked by Gareth to join the squad.

"To get the call to go to a major tournament, to help in anyway I can and pass on my experience is a proud moment. We have a great squad, I’m excited and can't wait to join the group."

Gareth Southgate added: "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."

Burnley youngster James Trafford was named in the provisional squad but didn't make the final 26 as the Three Lions aim to go one step further than their penalty shoot-out heartbreak against Italy three years ago.

England kick off the tournament against Serbia on Sunday, June 16. Southgate's men also have group matches against Denmark on Thursday, June 20 and Slovenia on Tuesday, June 25.

Heaton joined the Clarets on a free transfer from Bristol City in the summer of 2013 and went on to make 200 appearances during a memorable six-year spell at Turf Moor.

The goalkeeper headed to Aston Villa in 2019 and has spent the past three seasons at Manchester United. His current deal at Old Trafford is set to expire this summer but the club confirmed in their retained list "discussions remain open" over a potential new contract.