Leeds United confirmed yesterday that Andy Lonergan had signed for the club.
The keeper joins the Whites on a two year deal and comes in as a replacement for the departed Rob Green.
Now at 33 years old, Lonergan has been signed as a backup for current no.1 Felix Wiedwald. He will also contest with Bailey Peacock-Farrell for the backup post, with the Leeds youngster set for a Northern Ireland call up.
This will be Lonergan's second spell at Elland Road having represented the club during 2011 and 2012. Again it was Lonergan's job to replace the outgoing Kasper Schmeichal at the time.
The stopper made 38 appearances for Leeds before leaving to join Bolton Wanderers where he gained cult status from the Trotters fans.
Lonergan has remained competitive prior to his move to Leeds, having recently turned out for both Fulham and Wolves in the Championship.
A strong replacement and a good keeper to call upon when needed, Lonergan will feel right at home at Elland Road and will surely become a valuable asset this season.
What do you think? Should Leeds have been more stern on Green? Or was it time for BPF to get his chance? Have your say in the comments.below.
By Ryan Ingham