Tom Heaton is hoping he doesn't have the whole summer off with England duty calling. 

The Burnley 'keeper is in line for a call-up from Gareth Southgate to be involved in the closing stages of the inaugural UEFA Nations League next month. 

The 33-year-old will find out whether he will be required today, with the Three Lions taking on Holland in the semi-finals in Portugal on June 6. 

Portugal or Switzerland await the winners in the final two days later. 

Southgate is expected to name a party of 26 or 27 players for pre-competition training before cutting that down to the required 23 after the Champions League and Europa League finals where plenty of his key men will be involved. 

"I am hoping to be involved, obviously I was in the last camp," said Heaton, who has three caps for his country. 

"I took a couple of niggles into the last camp but I was desperate to be involved in it and thankfully this time around I feel a lot sharper and ready to go.

"Hopefully I can look forward to an exciting summer." 
Success in the first Nations League has seen Southgate's men pick up from where they left off after capturing the nation's hearts in a run to the semi-finals of the World Cup last summer. 

"It is a trophy and there has been a buzz around England since the World Cup," said Heaton, who was joined by Clarets defender James Tarkowski in the squad for the big wins against the Czech Republic and Montenegro. 

"It has been nice for me to get back involved in it and I am certainly looking forward to it. 

"A semi-final and hopefully a final against some top sides and the carrot is there at the end of it so everyone is looking forward to taking it on."

More success in Portugal would see Southgate's side continue to transform the perception of the England national team. 

Heartaches and disappointments of recent years will be consigned to the past with Heaton delighted to be part of the new era. 

"The whole perception and view of the England side has shifted and it has shifted in the right direction," said the Clarets No.1 who regained his place as Sean Dyche's side turned around their Premier League fortunes in 2019. 

"There is a real positive feel to it. 

"The young lads that are coming through now have ability and a fearless nature to them and have not been burnt perhaps by some of the negativity and disappointment in the past. 

"It is fresh and strong and has a lot of potential and it is about hopefully turning that into achievement."

Heaton, who made 22 appearances last season, made his England debut back in May 2016 as a late substitute against Australia with further appearances coming against Spain and France. 

He was then on standby for the 2018 World Cup in Russia when Clarets 'keeper Nick Pope was part of the final party.