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Goalkeeper Jack Butland in training with the England team

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12:00 6th February 2013

Butland could become third Stoke 'keeper to play for England

JACK BUTLAND will become the 24th Stoke City to player to represent England… if he plays in this evening’s friendly against Brazil at Wembley Stadium.

The 19-year-old, who is currently back on loan at Birmingham City after completing a deadline-day move to the Potters last week, could become the third goalkeeper after Gordon Banks and Peter Shilton to pull on the Three Lions while with the Club.

The match, organised as part of the FA’s 150th anniversary celebrations, is set for a 7.30pm kick-off.

Other City stars set to represent their countries include Irish pair Glenn Whelan and Jonathan Walters, who are both in Giovanni Trapattoni’s squad for their clash against Poland.

Whelan will definitely earn his 46th cap after being earmarked for a start, while Walters will have to be content with a place on the bench as Conor Sammon makes his debut up front.

Midfielder Charlie Adam is part of new Scotland manager Gordon Strachan’s first squad as they welcome Estonia to Pittodrie, while American pair Geoff Cameron and Maurice Edu have travelled to Honduras for their CONCACAF World Cup qualifier.

City’s No.1 Asmir Begovic makes the trip to Ljubljana as his Bosnia team take on Slovenia in a friendly, and Kenwyne Jones is in contention for Trinidad and Tobago as they face Peru at the Atto Bolden Stadium.

If Jones plays, it will be his first appearance for his country since he scored against Guyana in a 2-0 win on November 15th, 2011.

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