Warnock tells Hart to forget about England recall

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The 31-year-old impressed in Burnley's 2-1 win at Cardiff City on Sunday, but Warnock thinks he should ignore thoughts of an England recall.

Joe Hart has been told to forget about earning a recall to the England squad despite producing a man-of-the-match display as Burnley beat Cardiff City in the Premier League.

The Clarets claimed their first away league win of the season at the Cardiff City Stadium thanks to goals from Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Sam Vokes.

Josh Murphy did level for the South Wales club, who suffered a fourth straight loss, but Vokes headed home the winner with 20 minutes to go.

Hart was central to Sean Dyche's side's success with a string of saves to deny Murphy and a stop to keep out Kenneth Zohore.

Despite being left out of the England squad which competed at the World Cup, Hart has refused to give up on representing his country again.

He has not played for the Three Lions since starting against Brazil at Wembley in November 2017.

And Cardiff boss Neil Warnock does not forsee a return for the ex-Manchester City stopper despite denying his side a point on Sunday.

"I thought it epitomised the whole game that Joe Hart got man of the match. Even I was clapping the save from [Josh] Murphy. It was a fabulous save," Warnock told reporters.

"I think he should just let it go now, really, and concentrate on enjoying his game.

"Gareth [Southgate] doesn't play like Burnley do, it's a different ball game and I think Jordan Pickford is better at playing it out from the back and being a sweeper.

"I didn't see that very often today. I had to laugh when I heard Sean [Dyche] saying about our long-ball game – I don't think they kept it more than two seconds at the back."

Gareth Southgate will unveil his latest England squad for October's Nations League fixtures against Croatia and Spain on Thursday, but Jordan Pickford, Jack Butland and Alex McCarthy are likely to be retained. Fulham's Marcus Bettinelli was also called up during the last international break in September.

Meanwhile, the win was Burnley’s second in succession in the league and, after starting the season with a draw and four defeats, Dyche thinks his side are getting back on track.

"Now we've got another win on the board and the story changes, and we never make grandiose statements, but I think we are getting back to what I want us to be," Dyche said. "But there's still work that needs doing and plenty of room for improvement.

"We've had our challenges with two very good players injured, we worked hard in the [transfer] market and didn't get everything we wanted, so that placed an extra demand on the players we've got.

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"Then you have to add in the games programme, including two flights abroad and ending with a flight to London with 16 players.

"That's not an easy task, but my job is to see through all that and still look at what we believe is right for the players.

"They deserve the most credit, for me, because it's hard when you are out there, but they have performed again today in order to get a win."

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