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Morecambe FC Loan on Jökull Andrésson

Morecambe Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of goalkeeper Jökull Andrésson from Reading on a season-long loan deal.

The Icelandic shot-stopper returns to the club where he joined on an emergency loan deal last season, keeping two clean sheets in as many appearances.

Following the week-long stint, the 19-year-old joined Exeter City for the rest of the season, making 23 appearances for the Grecians. 

“It’s good to be back, I had a great time here, played two games, got two wins and kept two clean sheets so I’m really buzzing to be back,” Andrésson said.

“It’s a league higher now for me as well so I’m just really happy to be pushing myself and going up to the next level.

“When I came here, I just saw how determined they [the team] were to go up into League One, I saw how they played with the passion and just their structure on the pitch and it didn’t surprise me at all really.

“I really enjoyed playing here last year and I’m really looking forward to playing this year as well.”

Shrimps’ boss Stephen Robinson believes Andrésson’s arrival will undoubtedly provide healthy competition to Kyle Letheren.

“Jokull’s an exciting young goalkeeper, we now have real competition for number one with him and Kyle, whose been excellent in pre-season as well,” Robinson said.

“We’re delighted to get the deal finalised; he’s been with us a couple of weeks so there’s real competition for that number one spot now.

“I don’t ever sign anybody on loan that I guarantee will play, that’s not the way it should work but he’s an excellent goalkeeper and he’s very popular as well amongst the squad and a really good boy as well, so we’re delighted to have him.”

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