BURNLEY have taken former Manchester United goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard on trial following the injury to Tom Heaton.

The Clarets captain is set to be out for several months with a dislocated shoulder suffered in the 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on Sunday.

That has left Burnley with just Nick Pope and summer signing Adam Legzdins, who joined from Birmingham City, as senior goalkeepers in Sean Dyche's squad.

But those ranks could be swelled by the addition of Lindegaard, who is a free agent after leaving Preston North End in the summer.

He has been training with the Clarets this week and is expected to remain at the club for the rest of the week at least.

The 33-year-old began his career in his native Denmark before a move to Old Trafford in 2010 for a fee of around £3.5million.

In almost five years with the Red Devils Lindegaard made 29 appearances, including 19 in the Premier League, before moving to West Brom in the summer of 2015.

He played just one League Cup tie with the Baggies and initially joined Preston on loan for the second half of the 2015/16 season before making the move permanent at the start of last season.

But after just six appearances last season Lindegaard's time at Deepdale came to an end in the summer and he has been on the lookout for a new club since.

Pope was the man to replace Heaton during the win over the Eagles and he is expected to start for the Clarets against Liverpool at Anfield this Saturday.