Adam Legzdins has detailed why he’s opted to join Dundee after leaving Premier League side Burnley.

The experienced keeper has penned a deal until the end of the season at Dens Park. It comes after three years at Burnley, where he failed to make a competitive appearance under Sean Dyche.

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The keeper has come to Dens Park after leaving Burnley. (Photo by Mark Robinson/Getty Images

Legzdins started his career at Birmingham City and has also had spells with Burton Albion, Derby County and Leyton Orient, amongst others before his move to the Premier League with Burnley.

It could been a fast-tracked debut for Legzdins as Dundee take to action in the League Cup against Hibs at Easter Road on Sunday. He’s explained why the Dark Blues are the team for him.


“It came about quite quickly to be honest,” the keeper said. “I received a call from the manager on Monday. I spoke to him and I was impressed with what he had to say and I was keen to come up here and have a look around.

“There is obviously massive expectation here and rightly so. It’s a team that should be in the Premiership there is no hiding away from that. If I can help them do that then I will try my very best in every day I’m here.

“The manager is very straight talking and the goalkeeping coach as well so it is all set up here to hopefully be successful and that is what we all want to be.

“To come to a club like this and hopefully help them back to the Premiership is a massive draw. You want to be involved in successful teams and competition as high as you can and it’s no different coming here.

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Legzdins has explained his reasoning. (Photo by Kieran Galvin/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

“I’d like to play as many games as possible. I was fortunate enough to join Burnley but I was very much a squad player and I would have liked to have played a lot more.

“It was never my intention not to play when I went there but it was an opportunity I couldn’t turn down. I wanted to test myself at the highest level and moving forward now I want to train as hard as I can to give myself the best opportunity to play as many games as I can and help Dundee.”

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