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Brighton sign goalkeeper Casper Ankergren

Casper Ankergren
Ankergren made 39 appearances for Leeds last season

Brighton and Hove Albion have signed former Leeds United goalkeeper Casper Ankergren on a two-year deal.

The 30-year-old Dane was released by Leeds at the end of last season, and is expected to go straight into the side to face Swindon on Saturday.

Albion manager Gus Poyet said: "With Peter Brezovan injured, we wanted to bring some experience to that position.

"I have worked with him at Leeds United, and know exactly what he is capable of."

He added: "He also knows what it takes to get promoted from League One."

Along with Michael Poke and Mitch Walker, the Seagulls now have four senior keepers on their books.

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"Neither of them [Poke or Walker] make me feel 100% safe right now, so as a manager you need to make bold decisions.

"I always felt it would take an outstanding pre-season, both in training and in matches, for either to seize the position.

"Casper is here now, and I want Pokey, Mitch and Peter when he is fit to challenge him for the position."



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see also
Poyet confident of Albion success
06 Aug 10 |  Brighton
Brezovan to miss start of season
16 Jul 10 |  Brighton
Brighton bring in goalkeeper Poke
11 Jun 10 |  Brighton
Leeds trim squad after promotion
14 May 10 |  Leeds


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