Burnley have signed Danish international Anders Lindegaard on a short-term deal until the end of the season.
The former Manchester United shot stopper was a free agent after leaving English Championship side Preston at the end of last season.
Lancashire outfit Burnley were dealt a big blow after first-choice goalkeeper and England international Tom Heaton suffered a dislocated shoulder last week Sunday prompting surgery. He would be out of action for some months and manager Sean Dyche has wasted no time in snapping up a short-term cover.
In Heaton’s absence, 25-year old Nick Pope has started the club’s last two games.
Speaking on the move, 33-year old Lindegaard said: “I am here to try and sharpen up the competition in the goalkeepers’ department.”
“It seems like an honest place and a very hard-working place and I appreciate being a part of it.” he added.
Anders Lindegaard, who has five caps for Denmark, conceded 18 goals in 10 games while he was at Preston last season and has sealed a short-term deal with Burnley after training with them for one week.