Joe Hart’s performance against Slovenia last night epitomised the concerns regarding his status as England’s No.1 goalkeeper.
Although the West Ham loanee hardly embarrassed himself, a smart double-save late on was juxtaposed by a rash challenge in the early stages that should have seen a penalty awarded to Wembley’s visitors.
And while Hart has struggled to rediscover the form that once had him rated as amongst the best goalkeepers in the world, a number of viable alternatives have emerged in recent years.
Take Southampton’s Fraser Forster – a 6 foot 7 juggernaut who regularly impressed in the Champions League during his Celtic days – Stoke City’s Jack Butland, Everton’s Jordan Pickford or Burnley shot-stopper Tom Heaton.
All have made strong cases to oust Hart over the last few seasons. So, Aston Villa fans, who do you think should be England’s No.1 goalkeeper at the World Cup next summer? Let us know by voting below…