Anders Lindegaard welcomed the chance to ease his way back into action with a first appearance for the Clarets in the U23s’ Professional Development League game at Hull City.
Lindegaard kept a clean sheet as Michael Duff’s side secured a 0-0 draw at North Ferriby United’s Grange Lane ground.
And the Denmark international was glad of the run-out as he looks to gain full match sharpness in a bid to increase the competition for the goalkeeper’s jersey at Turf Moor.
“I need match practice so it was good and I was happy to play,” said Lindegaard, whose last first-team game came for Preston North End last October.
“There are a lot of mechanisms when you play the game, compared to when you just train.
“It was mainly about those mechanisms and getting them back in place, so it was nice, and the boys did well.”
Lindegaard joined the Clarets as a free agent and the former Manchester United keeper, 33, is enjoying finding his feet at his new club.
He added: “It’s not difficult to settle with so many good people at the club.
“I’m very pleased so far.”
Pictures courtesy of Dave Lofthouse