Lukas Jensen is relishing challenging for an Accrington Stanley first team place after signing on a season-long loan from neighbours Burnley.
The 23-year-old Danish goalkeeper has been in England for three years and has had spells on loan at Bolton Wanderers and at Carlisle United in this time.
He believes coming into League One with Stanley is an important step in his career as he looks to play regular first team football for the first time, battling with Toby Savin and Liam Isherwood for the No. 1 spot.
“It’s been great being here, I have spent this morning training with the lads for the first time and it’s been a really good impression so far.
"The lads and the gaffer welcomed me into the training session, I have spoke with them and I can’t wait for the season to start now.
“I am tall, I am 6ft 6”, so I think I am a good shot-stopper and I can use my size from set-pieces.
“It will be a good battle to play first team games, it will keep us all on your toes and, as we are young, we will have fun in training and in games.
"We will compete for the No. 1 spot but we can all learn off each other and help each other.”
He admits, after not playing at Bolton and playing just a handful of games at Carlisle on loan, this is an important season for him.
“My football journey so far has ups and downs, like most football journeys, that’s probably the best way to describe it.
“It’s been great so far. I like England, I have been here for three years.
“When I went to Bolton, they went on a winning streak, winning something like 17 games in a row to get promoted so I enjoyed the experience but it was understandable that it was difficult to break though.
“I played a few games for Carlisle and I am looking forward to a good season now. I have done everything I can to prepare myself for this one and I can’t wait to get started.
"When I got the opportunity to come to Accrington, it was a no-brainer for me. I spoke to the gaffer and my goalie coach at Burnley and know it’s the right move for me."
“I look forward to the big games in the big stadiums and especially going back to Bolton. I know a number of the lads and the manager as well so it will be fun to hopefully take three points away from them.”
Lukas has trained with international goalkeepers at Burnley and he says this has helped him.
“In my first year at Burnley, there was Tom Heaton, Joe Hart and Nick Pope, three England goalkeepers, and that was great to learn off them.
"They were the best to learn off and it’s something you have got to enjoy and try and take in as much as possible."
The full first interview video with Lukas Jensen is available to watch on the club's official YouTube channel, CLICK HERE to find out more!