Burnley Sign This Impressive Championship Custodian: Will He Get Any First Team Action?

Burnley faced a difficult time in the last season in the Premier League as they finished their campaign at 16th spot in the league table. However, they are looking to revamp their side for the new term and are looking forward to bring in some new players so as to make it a successful season in terms of results, which can help them survive another season in the top flight.

The Clarets are having quite a busy summer and have brought in some good players in the form of midfielder Jack Cork from Swansea City, defenders Phil Bardsley from Stoke City and Charlie Taylor from Leeds United along with striker Jon Walters, another player from Stoke City so far. However, it seems they are not yet done as of this transfer window is concerned and have signed another player in the form of goalkeeper Adam Legzdins from Championship side Birmingham City.

The 30-year-old has been one of the most experienced shot-stoppers in the Championship and has played for an array of clubs including the likes of Burton Albion, Derby County, Leyton Orient and of course his former club Birmingham City. Burnley is going to be his first taste of Premier League football in a career spanning over 131 matches so far.

The English international has been brought in by Burnley as a back-up for their numero uno beneath the crossbar, another English player, who has made a name for himself with his brilliant goalkeeping throughout the last term, Tom Heaton. It is very unlikely for Legzdins to take up the place of his compatriot in the Clarets line-up in the next term, as Heaton is in fairly good form of late and has been a strong contender to represent his country between the sticks in the forthcoming World Cup in 2018.

The former Birmingham player, who made 21 appearances throughout his tenure with the Blues in the Championship, kept five clean sheets for them. He is known to have a very cool and composed attitude, coupled with the ability to save goals from even the hardest of situations. He also has good ball handling capacity, which helps him to keep the opponent strikers at bay.

The Clarets have been looking forward to making the new season a better one than the last term and help their cause to stay back in the top flight for one more season and will be hoping the signing of Adam Legzdins can help them to keep that resolve.

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Abhishek Majumdar

Editor in Chief of The 4th Official. A man in his thirties who worries about the nuances of the financial aspects of football and how it will impact the game in the long term.

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