BURNLEY have handed former Manchester United goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard a deal until the end of the season.

The 33-year-old has been on trial with the Clarets since Tom Heaton dislocated his shoulder against Crystal Palace nearly two weeks ago.

Denmark international Lindegaard was a free agent after leaving Preston North End at the end of the last season.

His arrival takes the number of senior goalkeepers at Sean Dyche's disposal to three, alongside Nick Pope and Adam Legzdins, and Lindegaard will wear number 22.

Lindegaard has been impressed with what he has seen of the club during his time on trial and said he was there to 'sharpen up the competition' in the goalkeeping department.

“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 nicely here,” he said.

“It seems like an honest place and a very hard-working place and I appreciate being a part of it.

“I have seen the first two games Nick has played and he’s done very well. I have a lot of respect for that.

“I am here to try and sharpen up the competition in the goalkeepers’ department and we’ll see what happens down the line.

“I feel good physically and I still want to play. I come here with a good spirit and I have a lot of enthusiasm for getting started.

“I sensed from the first day I came in there was a good atmosphere, that things are in a good place, and it has paid off with a good start to the season.”