Clarets Goalkeeper Joins Icelandic Team On Loan

Lukas Jensen Joins FC Kordrengir On Loan For Summer League

Clarets’ goalkeeper Lukas Jensen has joined Icelandic club Kordrengir on loan to continue his first-team education. He recently completed a temporary stay with Bolton Wanderers where he was part of the promotion winning squad from Sky Bet League Two.

The Dane was unable to remove former Burnley and Blackpool goalkeeper Matt Gilks from the number one spot with the Trotters. He will now get the chance to play in the Icelandic second tier during a two-month stay with Kordrengir, who have just started their league season. Jensen, has been with Burnley since August 2019 is set to start training with the Reykjavík based club once he has completed a period of quarantine.

Speaking about the move Burnley Goalkeeping Coach Billy Mercer said, “It’s a good move for him and a chance to play some competitive football, being at Bolton Wanderers around the first-team environment in a promotion race has been a really valuable experience for him and this will be another one.

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It’s credit to him that he hasn’t seen his family for a long time but wants to go out to another country and play over the summer. We’ll give him a couple of weeks off afterwards and then he’ll come back and we’ll see what’s best for him after that.”

Jensen, who joined Burnley after playing in his home country for Hellerup IK and Helsingor, was a regular for the Clarets’ Under-23s prior to joining Bolton Wanderers and was part of the first-team match-day squad at Turf Moor towards the end of last season.

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