Nottingham Forest star Dean Henderson has been left out of the England squad for the World Cup in Qatar.

The on-loan Manchester United man joined the Reds on loan during the summer transfer window.

After spending much of last season on the fringes at United, he hoped to play regularly and impress Gareth Southgate.

Henderson has played every game for Forest in the Premier League but Gareth Southgate has overlooked him.

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Jordan Pickford, Aaron Ramsdale and Nick Pope are the three goalkeepers that the England boss has chosen.

That will come as a heartbreaking blow for the 25-year-old, with the World Cup the pinnacle of any player’s career.

Henderson has played once for England during his career and he looks set for a bright future.

His time won’t come at this World Cup though, with Southgate deeming three goalkeepers better than him right now.

With Everton, Arsenal and Newcastle all doing okay in the Premier League, it’s perhaps no surprise that he’s been overlooked.

Now, all he can do is use this setback as motivation to kick on during the rest of the current campaign.

Henderson left out of England squad

This might not come as too much of a surprise but it will still sting Henderson nonetheless.

The United-owned star was actually named in the squad for Euro 2020 but was forced to withdraw.

Now, he’s watched Ramsdale overtake him in the race to make the England grade.

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Henderson has a fair bit of Premier League experience and during his time at Sheffield United, he was praised by Sander Berge.

The midfielder called the goalkeeper ‘insane’ following some heroics in March 2020.

Henderson will be gutted not to be boarding a plane to Qatar this month but his time should come.

The challenge now is for him to keep his form up and hopefully force his way into Southgate’s future plans.

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