MINCHINHAMPTON’S Jack Cope has been named in the England Men’s Golf squad for 2021.

Jack, the reigning English Amateur champion, plays his golf at The Players Club near Chipping Sodbury.

He joins fellow Gloucestershire golfers Haider Hussain and Joe Long, in the 10-strong squad.

After Covid-19 restrictions disrupted the 2020 campaign, it is hoped that public health concerns will ease to allow players to once again compete in European Team events and Home Internationals.

England won the Home Internationals when last staged at Lahinch GC in Ireland in 2019 and are aiming to defend the crown at Royal Dornoch GC in Scotland from April 14-16.

The European Men’s Team Championship is planned for July 6-10 at Vasatorps GC in Sweden.