He made a huge penalty stop at the weekend for Dundee – now former Burnley keeper Adam Legzdins is hoping to build on his Arbroath performance with regular minutes.

The experienced goalkeeper arrived in Dundee at the start of the Scottish Championship season after a three-year spell at Premier League Burnley but hasn’t featured since November. Legzdins made his home Dee debut on Saturday in a 2-0 win over Arbroath, in which he saved a penalty.

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Adam Legzdins completed a switch from Burnley last year. (Photo by Kieran Galvin/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

But the keeper isn’t taking credit for the game-turning save: “Rab Geddes the goalie coach is the one who should be getting the credit. He does all the research and the stats. We talk about it before games and it was up to me to execute all his hard work.

“It is about using all the information at your disposal. Rab had informed me like he does with all the goalkeepers before any other game so I made the decision and luckily it came off. Whoever was going to take it, we had an idea what was going to happen.

“I wanted to come here and play but unfortunately I got injured. Jack Hamilton has done really well and I have just had to bide my time. If you are not playing, then you have to bring something to the party and I like to think that I have backed him up well. I have tried to drive the team on in training and just waited for my chance.”

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Adam Legzdins has been patiently waiting. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

Legzdins is settled in Dundee and his fiancee recently gave birth to a baby girl. Their marriage is on hold but the 34-year-old is enjoying life in Tayside: “We were due to get married last summer but had to cancel because of Covid.

“Our daughter was born here on the 15th of February. It is great to have her born up here. To be honest, my fiancee has been brilliant doing a lot of the hard work since she arrived. I have been let off a lot of the late shifts but I am still doing my bit trying to help when I can.

“I got a night off on Friday so I could be ready for the game. We are very happy here. It is a lovely area with lovely people and I am really enjoying the football club. Getting in the team is the icing on the cake – hopefully I can keep enjoying it and stay in the team.”

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