West Brom's Anders Lindegaard proud to get Denmark recall

Lindegaard

Former Manchester United stopper is out on loan at Preston.

Anders Lindegaard says he is proud to have received his first international call-up in three years.

Speaking to Danish outlet Bold.dk, the goalkeeper says there is no higher honour than being recognised by his country.

The 31-year-old said: "I've never written off the national team, and I've always had an ambition to play for them. Prestige -wise it is the greatest thing you can achieve as a footballer.

"I have noticed that I am not young, and there are many talented Danish young goalkeepers, so I am proud to be selected again."

The call-up was a nice positive for the Dane after a disappointing season at club level.

He had hoped to win a spot at West Bromwich Albion number one after leaving Manchester United, but found himself down the pecking order behind Boaz Myhill and Ben Foster.

Lindegaard was sent out on loan to Championship side Preston, where he has been playing regularly, making nine appearances since joining. He had played just once for West Brom this season, in the Capital One Cup.

He still faces a fight from Leicester stopper Kasper Schmeichel for a first team place for Denmark, but simply being back in the mix is a positive step.

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