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Ex-England goalkeeper Paul Robinson signed by Burnley on free transfer

Former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson is back in the game after agreeing a deal until the end of the season with Burnley.

The 36-year-old former Leeds, Tottenham and Blackburn keeper has been without a club since leaving Rovers at the end of last season.

But an elbow injury picked up by Matt Gilks meant that Burnley were on the look-out for a temporary replacement.

"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," Robinson told the club's official website.

"I've been fit and training for the last couple of months, so it's just nice to join a fantastic football club."

Robinson insists he is ready for first-team football if needed by the Clarets, but regular goalkeeper Tom Heaton is expected to retain his place for Saturday's FA Cup tie at Arsenal.

"I'm just looking forward to getting training and using that experience," Robinson added. "There are three very good goalkeepers here now and it would be nice to get some game time under my belt."

Burnley are currently third in the Championship after Monday night's 4-1 victory over Derby.