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He's A Keeper As Anders Signs In

Danish international Anders Lindegaard joins on deal until the end of the season

21 September 2017

Danish international Anders Lindegaard has completed a move to the Clarets after signing a deal until the end of the season.

The former Manchester United goalkeeper, 33, will strengthen Sean Dyche’s squad following the injury-enforced absence of captain Tom Heaton, who last week underwent surgery on a dislocated shoulder.

Lindegaard was a free agent after leaving Preston North End at the end of last season and signs after spending just over a week training with the Clarets’ squad.

He will wear squad number 22 and brings the number of senior goalkeepers available to Dyche back up to three, alongside Nick Pope and Adam Legzdins.

“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.”

A former Goalkeeper of the Year with clubs in Norway and his native Denmark, Lindegaard spent five seasons at Old Trafford, earning a Premier League winners’ medal in 2012/13 in Sir Alex Ferguson’s final season in charge of United.

He then moved to West Bromwich Albion in August, 2015 and joined Preston, initially on loan, in January, 2016, spending 18 months at Deepdale ahead of his switch across Lancashire to Turf Moor.

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