England's midfielder Dele Alli (L) vies with Nigeria's midfielder Ogenyi Onazi during the worldwide friendly football match between England and Nigeria at Wembley stadium in London on June 2, 2018.
Experience tells Martyn, the former Leeds United keeper, that if Pickford starts England's last warm-up game he will start under Southgate in Russian Federation.
Kane captained England in three of their eight World Cup qualifiers and has been handed the role for Russian Federation where the 24-year-old will also be expected to help fire the side into the knockout stages. If Jordan Pickford starts again he's got the jersey. "We've got to stay focused on ourselves and not worry about the teams in the past".
Liverpool's Adam Lallana, Burnley 'keeper Tom Heaton, Lewis Cook of Bournemouth and West Bromwich Albion midfielder Jake Livermore have all missed the cut after being named on the standby list. "It was hard to take", he said at England's St George's Park training centre on Tuesday.
Pope is a newcomer to the global scene having only been called into his first squad in March, and he said he is relishing every minute of his time with England.
There are several listings which don't really add up though as Ruben Loftus-Cheek is said to have lost a whopping three stone since last month, when he himself claimed that he weighed 14 stone. "It's a great squad to be around on and off the pitch". "But what I will say is that this camp is in a good place, physically and mentally, which is important before a big tournament". It was normal for me, I just got on with it. If people want to speak to me and likewise me with other people, the group is very tight in that way and everyone is approachable. "I'm always looking to play and I always prepare as though I'm playing".