England goalkeeping legend David Seaman has told Football Daily that he thinks Nottingham Forest star Dean Henderson will miss out on a World Cup place.

The Reds signed the Manchester United man on loan during the summer. He has played in all seven of Forest’s games in the Premier League and won back a place in the England squad.

His call-up for the last two Nations League games is largely fortunate, however. Jordan Pickford was ruled out with a thigh injury and that prompted Gareth Southgate to act.

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Seaman was asked earlier today to pick his goalkeepers for the forthcoming World Cup. In eyes it could be bad news for the Forest man, despite the fact he’s currently producing the goods.

The former Arsenal and England man told Football Daily: “It’s a tough one and looking at it and the experience that everyone has got, I think that Dean might miss out.

“He’s not played a lot of times for England and it’s his first season back for Nottingham Forest.

“I would imagine that he would be the one that misses out.

“You just never know but I think in Aaron (Ramsdale) and Nick (Pope), you’ve got two guys who are very close to being the number one.”

Seaman thinks Henderson will miss out

The goalkeeping legend knows his onions when it comes to playing for England. He made 75 appearances for the Three Lions and largely served his country with distinction.

It doesn’t really take rocket science to work out that Henderson is playing catch-up. Not only that but Pope and Ramsdale are playing for clubs in the higher echelons of the Premier League.

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The 25-year-old will continue to produce the goods for Forest. He will be ready should anyone pick up an injury, although Seaman is right to think he might be fighting a losing battle.

It could work in Forest’s favour if anything. Henderson won’t want his standards to drop in the next two months and he will hope his form can see him gatecrash the party.

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