Clarets sign former England keeper

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Burnley have signed former England keeper Paul Robinson until the end of the season.

Robinson, 36, left Blackburn Rovers in the summer, and arrives as cover after Matt Gilks injured his elbow in training ahead of the 3-1 win at Brentford.

Robinson earned 41 caps for England and made 372 top-flight appearances, keeping 86 clean sheets, for Leeds United, Blackburn and Tottenham Hotspur.

Robinson said: “I spoke to the manager and he’s obviously got an injury to one of his goalkeepers, so this was too good an opportunity to turn down.

“I’ve been fit and training for the last couple of months, so it’s just nice to join a fantastic football club.

“The manager goes about his business here very well and having spent some time with him this afternoon I can’t speak highly enough, so I’m looking forward to working with him.

Paul Robinson challenges Jason Shackell

Paul Robinson challenges Jason Shackell

“I have played a lot of Premier League and Championship games and hopefully that experience can help people in and around the club.

“I’m just looking forward to getting training and using that experience. There are three very good goalkeepers here now and it would be nice to get some game time under my belt and be ready if called upon.”

Sean Dyche said: “Obviously with the injury to Matt, we were looking and we knew Paul was available.

“We know he has looked after himself and basically his depth of knowledge as a goalkeeper and the quality he has shown throughout his career, speaks for itself.

“He has played at some terrific clubs and has something like 40 England caps, so we felt it was appropriate to bring a player of his quality and stature into the football club.

“He really wants to push and get sharper and wants to be a part of what we do here, so we are looking forward to seeing how he goes.”

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