Anders Lindegaard enjoying Burnley life


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Goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard says he has rediscovered his love for football and is in a fantastic place at Burnley since joining the club until the end of the season.

The Clarets suffered a huge blow when number one Tom Heaton picked up a shoulder injury at the start of the Premier League season and that left the squad short of options in the keeping department.

Nick Pope, who joined from Charlton Athletic in 2016, has deputised fantastically since being thrown into the limelight and he has helped the Clarets climb to seventh in the table.

Manager Sean Dyche did require some backup in goal and he snapped up free agent Lindegaard towards the end of September on a deal until the end of the current campaign.

The 33-year-old has failed to make his mark since leaving Manchester United in 2015, making just 25 appearances in disappointing spells at West Brom and Preston, but he insists his love for the game is back since arriving at Turf Moor.

“I’ve been really pleased here from the first day, I’ve found a bit of that sparkle that I’ve missed for a few years due to personal things,” Lindegaard said.

“For private reasons they haven’t worked out, I haven’t been at the top of my game for a period of time.

“But those problems are solved and I’m only looking forward. I feel the joy of playing football is back, I enjoy coming into training every day.”

Burnley return to Premier League action on November 18 with a home clash against struggling Swansea City and the hosts are 2.05 favourites to pick up three points, a draw is priced at 3.25 whilst the visitors are 4.00 outsiders.

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