How Twitter reacted as Burnley completed a deal for Danish international Anders Lindegaard
Following the long-term injury that Tom Heaton suffered against Crystal Palace a fortnight ago, Burnley manager Sean Dyche has moved swiftly to secure Anders Lindegaard on a season’s loan.
The former Manchester United goalkeeper will arrive at Turf Moor as competition for stand-in number one Nick Pope, who has impressed in cameo performances against Palace and Liverpool.
Heaton is expected to be out for ‘a longer period’ after undergoing shoulder surgery, and Burnley have swooped for free agent Lindegaard after his release from Preston North End in May.
Speaking to Burnley’s official website, the 33-year-old said:
“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. It seems like a very hard-working place and I appreciate being a part of it.
“I am here to try and sharpen up the competition in the goalkeepers’ department and we’ll see what happens.
“I feel good physically and still want to play. I come here with a good spirit and I have a lot of enthusiasm for getting started.”
Following his spell at Old Trafford, where he picked up a Premier League winners’ medal in 2012-13, he made the switch to West Brom before most recently spending 18 months at Championship side Preston.
It was Burnley who took to social media to announce the move…
— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) September 21, 2017
And some supporters were impressed with the arrival of a Premier League winner…
Anders Lindegaard has to be a good signing for @BurnleyOfficial
— Adam (@adammark90) September 21, 2017
We have just signed a former Premier League winner!
— Phil Bird (@PhilBirdBFC) September 21, 2017
We've signed Anders Lindegaard! Decent enough back up while Heaton is injured… And a former Premier League winner… 😉
— Liam Crane (@LiamCraneUTC) September 21, 2017
cracking free signing do them a job while Heaton out
— Diddy (@Diddy_Radar) September 21, 2017
Others believe that Nick Pope is all that Burnley need…
Nout on Nick Pope, in the middle of our goal https://t.co/ifuC02enhT
— MATT (@_mattmelvin1) September 21, 2017
Hoping that Lindegaard’s arrival doesn’t lower his first-team chances…
Rather have Nick Pope any day https://t.co/iLlbGUTtQe
— Cory Rawlinson (@Corybfc1882) September 21, 2017
Whilst Preston fans hardly filled their Lancashire counterparts with confidence…
— Luke Pacey (@lukepacey1) September 21, 2017
Will Lindegaard be preferred to Pope? And if so, will he be a hit? Let us know.