New Leeds keeper not spooked by following Kasper

Published Add your comment

Football News

New Leeds United keeper Andy Lonergan aims to stake his first claim for the No.1 jersey when he makes his Whites debut tonight, having been brought to the club as a replacement for Kasper Schmeichel following the Dane’s departure to Leicester. 

The summer signing, who completed a free transfer move on Monday, has missed the first team's pre-season trip to Norway, but will play for a second xi against Bradford Park Avenue at the Horsfall Stadium this evening.

"I was disappointed it wasn't done in time to go to Norway, but I'll play at Bradford and it's good to get your first game," the stopper told the club's official website.

"I trained with Neil Redfearn and some of the lads on Tuesday and it was good. I'm looking forward to getting started. There is good competition because Paul (Rachubka) is a good goalkeeper and he will see himself as number one."

The former Preston North End keeper rejected Barclays Premier League advances to sign a three-year deal at Elland Road, and now firmly hopes to be part of a promotion challenge under Simon Grayson this season.

"It wasn't a big decision football-wise, but it was family wise. But as soon as I heard of the interest, which was probably six weeks ago, I knew where I wanted to go,” he added.

"There were a couple of clubs closer to home, but this is a massive football club that wants to get to the Premier League, and I want to get to the Premier League here."

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Andy Lonergan
Leeds United

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again