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Lindegaard unsure of Denmark place

Danish keeper must prove his fitness

ESPN staff

Lindegaard is slowly making a comeback from injury© PA

Manchester United goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard has been told he must prove his fitness in order to win a spot in Morten Olsen's Denmark squad for Euro 2012.


Lindegaard, 27, picked up an ankle injury in February and was forced to sit out the rest of the Premier League season, casting doubt upon his hopes of making this summer's tournament.


Olsen, who named a preliminary 20-man squad today, insists that he wait upon Lindegaard's fitness before deciding upon his final goalkeeper selection.


"We will look at Lindegaard when we have a chance and after that we'll make a decision,'' Olsen told reporters at a press conference. "However, we must be thorough and have respect for the other players, not bringing ones that are half-injured.''


Lindegaard is hopeful of making it having featured in a couple of reserve team matches at the end of the season and on Tuesday playing in Harry Gregg's testimonial match in Belfast Prior to his departure, Lindegaard said he felt good again.


"I want to represent my country at the Euros. I will support the team, whether it is from the pitch, in the stands or on

TV. But the last couple of weeks was a target to get fit for that. Now I am at a point where I am fit and I am ready to go," Lindegaard told MUTV.


The injury came at an annoying time for Lindegaard, who had temporarily displaced David De Gea in the Manchester United side.


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