Jensen lays claim to first team spot

Last updated : 16 July 2008 By Tony Scholes
Brian Jensen
With red tape and visas preventing two of our three goalkeepers from joining the squad on tour manager Owen Coyle has had no choice but to select Jensen in both games and the Danish goalkeeper has now said he's in better shape than ever and is ready for the latest challenge to his number one position.

He's been with the Clarets for five years. He saw off the challenge from Danny Coyne and with Gabor on the transfer list it is fair to see he's seen him off too, but now comes the challenge of Peruvian Penny once he joins up with the squad this weekend.

"I don't know much about Penny, other than he's an international and he's 24 so he'll be a decent keeper and he's got a lot of years ahead of him," Jensen said. But when Diego comes around it will be a fighting game again.

"We've always head a goalie's union and I don't see it being any different with Diego. We just have to get on with it and fight for our places."

Jensen ended last season in the first team and that's where he intends to stay.