Preston North End sign Leicester City goalkeeper Daniel Iversen after Declan Rudd suffers an injury

Preston North End have signed Leicester City's Danish goalkeeper Daniel Iversen on loan for the rest of the season to cover the loss to Declan Rudd to injury.

Thursday, 7th January 2021, 4:33 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th January 2021, 4:36 pm

Lilywhites' No.1 Rudd suffered a knee injury in training this week and will be ruled out for a period of time.

That saw North End make their move for Iversen who PNE goalkeeper coach Mike Pollitt worked with when the Dane was on loan at Rotherham United.

The 23-year-old spent the first-half of this season with Belgian side U-H Leuven before returning to Leicester last week.

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Daniel Iversen has signed for Preston North End on loan from Leicester City Pic courtesy of PNE

Iversen has previous EFL experience, playing 49 games for Oldham Athletic in the 2018/19 campaign and then 38 games during a loan spell at Rotherham last season.

In February last year, Iversen signed a five-and-a-half contract with Leicester as the Premier League outfit secured his long-term future.

He joined them from Danish Superliga side Esberg in January 2016 and went into the Foxes' development squad.

An international level, Iversen has played for Denmark from Under-16s through to Under-21s level.

Iversen is the third loan signing made by North End this season, with the keeper following Jayson Molumby (Brighton) and Ched Evans (Fleetwood).

Clubs are allowed to name five loan players in a match day squad.

North End manager Alex Neil said: "We are really pleased to get this done and we have set off really well in this transfer window, in terms of getting our business done early and trying to find the gaps that are absolutely necessary in the squad.

"With the news that Declan is going to be out for a period, we felt it was only right and important that we covered that position off.

"We know what we are getting; young, enthusiastic, played at a good level, played international football for his country, so I think he will be a great addition."

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