CARLISLE United have added some Premier League quality to their squad through a season-long loan.

Goalkeeper Lukas Jensen has joined on a short-term deal from top-flight side Burnley. The 22-year-old Dane signed for the Clarets in September 2019 following an impressive trial period.

Jensen started his career with hometown club Helsingor and also enjoyed a spell with second-tier outfit Hellerup IK.

Speaking to the club's website, manager Chris Beech said: “It’s no secret that we were in the market for a goalkeeper and the phones have been active with various options over the past few weeks, so it’s pleasing to welcome Lukas to the football club.

“He joins us on-loan from Burnley where he’s held in high regard. They see him as having a real chance in the game, and there were other clubs who were also looking to take him, but both Burnley and Lukas consider us as the right destination for him.

“Lukas had a loan spell with Bolton last season, but didn’t play. He’s been around that promotion winning environment and that will have done him a lot of good.

“A huge positive for me is that he has joined up with us having been over in Iceland, playing in their summer league. Burnley cut short that loan so he could come here. He’s done a couple of months where he’s been playing games back-to-back which will be hugely beneficial to us and him.”

“In terms of goalkeeping, his standout attribute is his physicality,” he continued. “He’s 6ft 6”, and League Two football can be won or lost on set plays.

“Lukas fills the goal, he’s 22 years of age, so not a junior keeper, but one probably on the cusp of pushing on to establishing himself in that first-team environment.”

The Blues lost last season's first-choice 'keeper Paul Farman to local rivals Barrow - but Beech now thinks there is both quality and competition in the position.

He added: "“From a Carlisle United perspective, we’ve already got a huge talent in Magnus Norman,” he commented. “He’s another with great attributes and we saw glimpses of that last year whenever he played.

“His dominance when getting the ball, his kicking and throwing were all excellent when he came in, and he’s maturing into the player I think he’ll become.

“I want to generate a real competitive edge for that position. There’s no benefit in having one goalkeeper who is so much better than the other that’s it’s pointless the other being in the building.

“Both our keepers also have the ambition, professionalism and energy that is so important to establish, backed up with two incredibly talented youngsters."