Burnley sign former Man Utd keeper on short-term deal

Date published: Thursday 21st September 2017 11:25 - Matthew Briggs

Burnley have signed former Manchester United keeper Anders Lindegaard on a deal until the end of the season.

The 33-year-old Denamrk international was a free agent after leaving Preston at the end of last season.

Lindegaard had been training with the Clarets and Sean Dyche has added the player to his squad after injury sustained to Tom Heaton.

Heaton will be out for months “rather than weeks”, according to Dyche after he had surgery on a shoulder injury he sustained in the recent 1-0 win over Crystal Palace.

“I’ve had a good week here and I’ve had a very good impression of the whole club and all the people here. It’s not hard to fit in nicely here,” Lindegaard told Clarets Player HD.

“It seems like an honest place and a very hard-working place and I appreciate being a part of it.

“I have seen the first two games Nick has played and he’s done very well. I have a lot of respect for that.

“I am here to try and sharpen up the competition in the goalkeepers’ department and we’ll see what happens down the line.

“I feel good physically and I still want to play. I come here with a good spirit and I have a lot of enthusiasm for getting started.

“I sensed from the first day I came in there was a good atmosphere, that things are in a good place, and it has paid off with a good start to the season.”

Lindegaard will wear shirt number 22 and provide back up to Nick Pope and Adam Legzdins.

 

 

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