Clarets sign goalkeeper Perntreou

City have this evening signed a new goalkeeper in former Welling and Crystal Palace man, Kleton Perntreou.

The deal, presumably completed earlier in the week, has been announced in the wake of Tuesday’s Essex Senior Cup defeat.

Perntreou, who was born in Albania but grew up in Greece from the age of 5, started his career with the youth setup at Bristol City, before joining Hibs in 2013. He made just two appearances for the Scottish side before signing for Crystal Palace in 2015.

Unable to make an appearance for the Eagles, Perntreou joined Welling in October 2017, but has managed just two games for the Clarets’ play-off rivals.

This year, he has been on trial at Ipswich, but today joined the Clarets to provide competition with Sam Beasant for the number 1 jersey.

Beasant has made 39 appearances for City so far this campaign, briefly making way for Watford loanee Nathan Gartside, who played just twice and Jake Jessup during injury.

Whether Rod Stringer is looking to replace Beasant, provide some competition to keep him on his toes or just add depth to the squad for the final run in remains to be seen.