Burnley sign former England number one Paul Robinson on free transfer
By Lyall Thomas
Last Updated: 26/01/16 1:41pm
Burnley have completed the signing of former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson.
The 36-year-old, who was a free agent after his release by Blackburn last summer, has signed a short-term contract until the end of the season.
Tom Heaton is Sean Dyche's first choice but regular back-up Matt Gilks suffered an elbow injury in training forcing the Clarets into the transfer market to seal a deal for Robinson.
The former Leeds and Tottenham goalkeeper said: "I spoke to the manager and he's obviously got an injury to one of his goalkeepers, so this was too good an opportunity to turn down.
"The manager goes about his business here very well and having spent some time with him this afternoon I can't speak highly enough, so I'm looking forward to working with him.
"I have played a lot of Premier League and Championship games and hopefully that experience can help people in and around the club.
"I've been fit and training for the last couple of months, so it's just nice to join a fantastic football club."
Dyche said: "Obviously with the injury to Matt, we were looking and we knew Paul was available.
"We know he has looked after himself and basically his depth of knowledge as a goalkeeper and the quality he has shown throughout his career, speaks for itself."
Robinson was released in 2015 after seven years with the club, having joined from Tottenham for £3.5m in 2008.
He picked up 41 caps for England during his time at Spurs, after joining from first club Leeds in 2004.