Lindegaard loaned to PNE, Deepdale’s first Dane

Championship side Preston North End have sealed a loan move for West Bromwich Albion’s Goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard.

The 31 year old Danish keeper has signed a 6 month loan deal at Deepdale having seen his playing time at the Hawthorns reduced to one appearance since his switch from Manchester United last summer, with the return of England keeper Ben Foster, Lindegaard’s opportunity’s at the Hawthorns looked  to be even more limited.

Lindegaard will be Preston North End’s third loaned goalkeeper from the Premier League this season as he follows in the footsteps of Sunderland’s Jordan Pickford and Manchester United’s Sam Johnstone. Lindegaard will also be PNE’s first Danish player and should be expected to make his Championship debut away at Derby County next week, The Lilywhites currently find themselves 16th in the division and have conceded 27 league goals in there first season back in the second tier after 4 years.

Since moving to England in 2010 from Norwegian side Aalesund, Lindegaard has only managed to play 30 games in 6 seasons with Manchester United and West Brom, though his 10 league games in the 2012/2013 season did earn Lindegaard a Premier League winners medal. Lindegaard has 5 international caps for Denmark, the last coming back in 2011.

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