BURNLEY ‘keeper Lukas Jensen’s conviction to his craft bodes well for his career, according to Bolton boss Ian Evatt.

The 21-year-old has yet to make an appearance for League Two Wanderers since signing on loan until the end of the season in the January transfer window.

But Evatt feels the 6ft 6ins Dane is displaying all the right qualities and characteristics behind the scenes to be a good goalkeeper.

“He’s been doing great. I really like him as a character,” said the Wanderers boss.

“He’s a throwback of a lad that loves his job, loves being a goalkeeper, just loves saving things and I know that sounds strange for a goalkeeper but you have to enjoy your work.

“He likes getting hit with a ball! Great to see.

“He’s doing great, and he’s having to be patient because Matt (Gilks) is doing so well but he understands and he loves being part of the first team environment.

“He’s loving the culture of the club.”

In need of game time, and with Bolton preferring to have an outfield player rather than a substitute keeper on their bench since his arrival, Jensen played the full 90 minutes as Burnley’s Under-23s lost 2-1 to an experienced West Brom side at the Hawthorns on Monday afternoon.

“We’re actually allowing him to play some minutes for Burnley’s under-23s to give him match sharpness. He’ll be ready when called upon,” explained Evatt, who feels working with former Clarets shot-stopper Gilks on the training ground on a daily basis is enhancing Jensen’s skill set.

“He’s learning every day, he’s learning about what it takes to forge a career in the game and be a first-team footballer and he’s learning off someone who has a wealth of experience and is still playing very well.

“I think he (Jensen) is a fantastic young person as well as a goalkeeper.”