JACK Cork admitted he was lost for words after the Clarets midfielder received his first call-up to the England senior squad.

Cork, a regular for the Three Lions from Under-16 to Under-21 level, has been rewarded for his fine form with Burnley with a call into Gareth Southgate's squad for Wembley friendlies with Germany on Friday and Brazil on Tuesday.

The 28-year-old is part of a 22-man squad for the games and he was called-up following the withdrawals of Jordan Henderson, Fabian Delph and Raheem Sterling on Tuesday morning.

Cork is the third Burnley player to named in an England squad in recent years, following Tom Heaton and Michael Keane, but he believes a number of his Turf Moor teammates could have got the call after their fine start to the season.

“I’m really, really happy. I haven’t really got the words for it. I’m looking forward to going to meet up,” he said.

“We’ve had a good start to the season and you’re probably not going to get many better opportunities to be in the England squad, because we are doing so well.

“Four or five of the lads in the squad probably could have got in at the same time as me, so I feel lucky that I’ve been given the chance and, hopefully, if we can keep this form up then maybe one or two others can get in as well."

Cork could become the 27th Claret to play for England if he wins a cap in either game and he received news of his call-up on Tuesday morning.

That meant cancelling a holiday he had planned during the international break, but the former Swansea City midfielder added: “There are worse decisions in life! I was looking forward to getting a few days with the family after the start to the season and working hard.

“But it’s a good reward and I’m just really happy."

Clarets boss Sean Dyche insists Cork's call-up is yet another milestone for the club.

"It’s another great marker for Burnley Football Club to have another player called up to a full international squad," he said.

"It’s great for him and a deserved call up. We were delighted when we managed to sign Jack and he’s shown, through his performances exactly why.”

Cork was an £8million addition this summer and chairman Mike Garlick said the international call was deserved following the midfielder's start to the season, and he believes it can help show other players that they can develop at Turf Moor.

"We are all absolutely delighted for Jack, who deserves this following his super start to the season," he said.

“It shows players that coming to Burnley is the place to come. In our culture and environment, players can and do improve and it’s not the first time we have seen this happen.

“It’s no coincidence and it’s happening pretty frequently now.”