CHERRIES signing-in-waiting Jermain Defoe will hope to earn his 58th international cap when England face France in Paris.

Defoe, who is widely expected to soon finalise a move to the Dorset club, was a late substitute in Saturday's dramatic 2-2 draw with Scotland.

The experienced frontman replaced Jake Livermore in the second minute of second-half stoppage time at Hampden Park, moments before Harry Kane volleyed an equaliser in the crucial World Cup qualifying clash.

Tonight's friendly against Les Bleus will give national boss Gareth Southgate a chance to run the rule over key individuals ahead of the return of qualifying fixtures in September.

Southgate has confirmed Burnley's Tom Heaton and Stoke's Jack Butland will share goalkeeping duties at Stade de France.

Number one Joe Hart received criticism for his display against Scotland, allowing two Leigh Griffiths free-kicks to flash past him in quick succession.

Southgate said: "I said on Saturday it was never my intention to play Joe in this game. Tom Heaton will start the game and Jack Butland will play the second half.

"We've got to maintain the squad environment that people feel involved. We need to give players an opportunity."