Preston North End's on-loan Leicester City keeper Daniel Iversen not afraid to make himself heard

Preston North End goalkeeper Daniel Iversen thinks being out on loan has helped him find his voice.

Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 8:00 am

The Danish shot-stopper, who is on loan at Deepdale from Leicester, has been noticeably more vocal as the games have gone on.

He has played a dozen times for North End, keeping four clean sheets.

By his own admission, the 23-year-old was once too quiet on the pitch but the more he has played, the louder he has got.

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Iversen said: “I’m a really quiet guy outside of the pitch and when I was younger I was quiet on the pitch.

“I’m getting louder, I think that comes from playing games and experience.

“Coming to England to play, that was always something to build on.

"When you have played a lot more games you feel able to shout more and organise the players in front of you.”

Iversen has been pleased with how his North End loan spell has gone to date, the one disappointment being when he hesitated for Millwall’s late winner last week.

He was man of the match against Bournemouth at the weekend, producing three very good saves in a first half which the visitors dominated.

When North End won 3-0 against Huddersfield the week before, the Dane was also impressive.

Said Iversen: “I came here to play games instead of being sat on the bench. I just want to play football regularly.

“As a goalkeeper it can be difficult because if you don’t start, you don’t tend to play.

“It is not like being an outfield player where you can come on for the last half-hour in a game and show what you can do in that time.

“I’m enjoying it here, I’m happy. The good thing is that I’m playing matches. At the start of the season I went to play in Belgium on loan.

“I played the first five games there and got an injury, I didn’t play for three or four weeks.

“When I got back, the team was playing well so why change? I was on the bench which wasn’t getting me games.”

Although there is still plenty more football to play this season, Iversen has his preference for what happens in the 2021/22 campaign.

With two experienced keepers in front of him at Leicester, he wants to head out on loan again.

If he continues showing the form he has, North End will be at the head of the queue.

Iversen said: “I don’t know what will happen but hopefully I can go out on loan again.

“It won’t only be my decision but I do want to play football every week.”

Iversen arrived at PNE in January to cover the loss of Declan Rudd to a knee injury.

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