Fredrik Ulvestad anticipates another Burnley opportunity after debut

Norwegian midfielder Fredrik Ulvestad eagerly anticipates another opportunity after making his Burnley debut on Saturday.

Fredrik Ulvestad, now 22 years of age, joined Burnley on a three-year contract two months ago after a successful trial spell.

The opportunity to impress at Turf Moor came about after Ulvestad left his hometown club Aalesund at the end of his deal.

Patience is an essential quality for young footballers, and it appears to have been worth the wait for Ulvestad as he replaced David Jones in the 88th minute of a Premier League meeting with Stoke City on Saturday.

The Norwegian has also made one appearance for his country and sees himself as a 'hard working' midfielder.

"I was very happy to make my debut and hopefully there will be more games," Ulvestad told the Burnley Express.

"We will see what the manager decides.

"Of course it meant a lot, the fans here are really great, so of course it was great.

"I hope to make more appearances and hopefully I do well. I'm very motivated so I can't wait for the next game and next season."

English football is very popular in Scandinavia and Ulvestad is aiming to make it. Footballing legends such as Ole Gunnar Solskjær are icons back in Ulvestad's home nation.

“My dad was over and my girlfriend’s family so they were here to see me.

“I like it very much here, the people are very friendly and I enjoy it.”

The fact that Burnley are now relegated, Ulvestad will be plying his trade in the Championship next season. And if it's game time he is after, it is probably the best opportunity for him to build as a footballer.

"Of course, the Premier League is the best league in the world so it's good to be here.

“It’s a very competitive league but I was just sitting on the bench and hoping to get my chance.

“But the lads are very positive so we just have to focus on the next game and then next season.”

Burnley's final fixture of the season is away to Aston Villa, who may have one eye on the FA Cup final versus Arsenal. This is a good opportunity for the Clarets to give their travelling fans something to sing about en route to the Championship.

While their supporters may be looking forward to seeing more of Fredrik Ulvestad, it also appears evident that it will be their last opportunity to see Danny Ings in a Burnley shirt – with the Express among those to suggest that a move to Liverpool is imminent.

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