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Jensen Determined To Grasp Burnley Chance

New Clarets goalkeeper following in big footsteps

18 September 2019

New recruit Lukas Jensen is hoping to learn from the best after becoming a Claret.

Jensen has secured a deal at Turf Moor following a successful trial spell which saw the goalkeeper train alongside England internationals Nick Pope, Joe Hart and Tom Heaton.

Heaton has since moved on – along with Jensen’s fellow Dane Anders Lindegaard – with Northern Ireland number-one Bailey Peacock-Farrell arriving from Leeds United in the summer to add to the competition in the keeper department.

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And 20-year-old Jensen admits it’s the perfect environment to try and develop a career which saw him playing in Denmark’s second tier last season with Hellerup IK.

“It’s just great to be here. To train with the first team is a great experience,” he said.

“If I had to look back a year, I would never have thought I’d be training with some of the best goalkeepers in the world.

“It’s a learning experience all the way through and just improving every day – which is what I’m looking forward to do.”

A broken elbow and the red tape of international clearance delayed Jensen’s Burnley bow.

But he made his competitive debut for the Under-23s in their 3-1 Professional Development League win over Ipswich Town on Monday.

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And he now becomes the third Danish keeper to be on Burnley’s books after Lindegaard and namesake and Turf Moor legend Brian ‘Beast’ Jensen, who played over 300 games for the club.

“Hopefully I can follow the footsteps and prove as they did over here,” added Jensen.

“Of course, some of the lads talk about Brian Jensen.

“They ask me if I’m related to him but I’m not. I think it’s fun if they ask about my past and his past as well.

“It’s a childhood dream to play in England. If you look at the young players (from Denmark) nearly nobody comes over and plays in the English clubs.

“It’s only a few and I’m delighted to be one of them. I will look forward and see what it can bring in the future.”


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