Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Andy Lonergan has re-signed for Leeds United as a replacement for Robert Green, the Yorkshire club have announced on their official website.

There had been plenty of talk throughout the summer that the former Norwich City man would leave Elland Road, as his chances of first-team action were diminishing, after Thomas Christiansen brought in Felix Wiedwald earlier in the transfer window.

The veteran England international finally departed Leeds on Sunday to move back to the Premier League with Huddersfield Town, which had created something of a void that needed to be filled.

The Whites have acted fast to plug the gap though, by bringing their former goalkeeper back to Yorkshire on a two-year deal.

Lonergan will be no stranger to the Leeds fans, having spent a season at the club five years ago. He left for Bolton Wanderers but has seen his career stall in recent times, and hopes a return will revive it.

The 33-year-old has almost 400 senior appearances to his name in total, 38 of which came in his previous spell at Elland Road, so he brings plenty of experience with him.

He will provide competition for Wiedwald and youngster Bailey Peacock-Farrell at the Championship side, but he may have to wait his turn.

That is something he is used to doing having only made 15 appearances for Wolves in total in the previous campaign.

Wiedwald has begun his time at Elland Road brilliantly, and kept a fourth successive clean sheet in the 2-0 win against Nottingham Forest on Saturday afternoon, a result which sent the Whites up to third in the Championship table.

The German is likely to get the chance to make a fifth successive shutout when Leeds return from the international break with a clash at home to Burton Albion, although he now has different competition for his spot.


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