Burnley sign former Blackburn keeper Robinson

Date published: Tuesday 26th January 2016 10:53

Paul Robinson: Signed new deal

Paul Robinson: Signed new deal

Burnley have signed former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson on a deal until the end of the season.

The 36-year-old has been without a club since leaving Blackburn at the end of last term and has agreed a short-term contract with their Lancashire rivals.

Burnley are currently third in the Sky Bet Championship after Monday night’s 4-1 victory over Derby but boss Sean Dyche was on the lookout for a new keeper with Matt Gilks out for several weeks with an elbow injury.

First-choice stopper Tom Heaton has made 29 appearances this season and is expected to retain his place for Saturday’s FA Cup tie at Arsenal.

But Robinson, who has been capped 41 times by England, insists he is ready to be called upon if needed by the Clarets.

“I spoke to the manager and he’s obviously got an injury to one of his goalkeepers, so this was too good an opportunity to turn down,” he told the club’s official website.

“I’ve been fit and training for the last couple of months, so it’s just nice to join a fantastic football club.

“I’m just looking forward to getting training and using that experience. There are three very good goalkeepers here now and it would be nice to get some game time under my belt and be ready if called upon.”

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