Former Leeds United goalkeeper Andy Lonergan set to join Fulham

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Former Leeds United and Bolton Wanderers goalkeeper Andy Lonergan will join Fulham on a free transfer next month.

Andy Lonergan will join Championship outfit Fulham on a free transfer next month, according to a statement on the club’s official website.

The 31-year-old goalkeeper will sign a two-year contract with Fulham and will remain at Craven Cottage until June 2017.

“I’m delighted to get it all sorted,” Lonergan told Fulham’s official website. “I’m happy to be here and I can’t wait to get started.

“It’s a very well respected, historic club and it’s a place where everyone would like to play. We have a lot of potential to hopefully get back to where the club belongs.”

Lonergan is on the books of the Championship outfit Bolton at the moment, but he will officially leave the Trotters at the end of the month when his current contract runs out.

The Englishman will become the third former Leeds United player at Fulham after Ross McCormack and Matt Smith, both of whom moved to the Cottagers from the Whites in the summer of 2014.

Lonergan played for just a season at Elland Road, making 35 appearances during the 2011-12 season.

At Bolton, the former Preston North End man featured in 51 games in three years and was an important player for the Trotters.

During the recently concluded 2014-15 campaign, Lonergan made 29 appearances in the Championship for Bolton, keeping seven clean sheets, and making 2.79 saves per game and 1.84 saves per goal on average.

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