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Goalkeeper Lukas Jensen has returned from a successful loan in Iceland with Kόrdrengir, signed a new contact with the Clarets and headed to Carlisle United on a season long loan.

He’s signed a new two-year contract with the Clarets before moving up to Carlisle.

Jensen arrived at Burnley early in the 2019/20 season and his performances earned him a loan to Bolton for the second half of last season which, ultimately, didn’t afford him any game time. At the end of the season he accepted a two-month loan with Kόrdrengir and that has been a success.

“Credit to him,” Billy Mercer said of him giving up his summer to play in Iceland. “He had a spell at Bolton last season, which was disappointing from a playing point of view but gave him valuable experience of being part of a promotion winning set up.

“He now has a chance to gain further experience with a good move to Carlisle after earning a new contract here.

Carlisle boss Chris Beech said: “It’s no secret that we were in the market for a goalkeeper and the phones have been active with various options over the past few weeks, so it’s pleasing to welcome Lukas to the football club.

“He joins us on-loan from Burnley where he’s held in high regard. They see him as having a real chance in the game, and there were other clubs who were also looking to take him, but both Burnley and Lukas consider us as the right destination for him.

“Lukas had a loan spell with Bolton last season but didn’t play. He’s been around that promotion winning environment and that will have done him a lot of good and a huge positive for me is that he has joined up with us having been over in Iceland, playing in their summer league. Burnley cut short that loan so he could come here. He’s done a couple of months where he’s been playing games back-to-back which will be hugely beneficial to us and him.”

Beech added: “Dan (Hanford), our goalkeeping coach, can’t wait to get on with it. It’s like Christmas Day morning for him. He’s got some talented lads to push forward on a daily basis and the competitiveness in that area will stand us well for the season ahead.”

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