Former Stoke City goalkeeper Jakob Haugaard is training with FC Copenhagen in the hope of getting a deal with the Danish club, report BT in Denmark.

The 27-year-old departed Stoke on a free transfer in the summer, having managed seven first-team appearances for the club since joining them in 2015.

His time in the Potteries was not a happy one, to say the least, with him managing more appearances for the Under 23s than the senior team over those four years.

He’s yet to find himself a new club this season but now may be in with a chance at Copenhagen according to BT.

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They report that Haugaard is training with the Danish side, although the newspaper is explicit that it was not a trial and it’s been made clear by the club that there are no ‘obligations’ involved.

In other words, they’ve invited Haugaard to train with them, but they’re not willing to commit to handing him a contract.

That may change in the coming days, though, with manager Ståle Solbakken said to be waiting to see how long Sten Grytebust will be out, with him undergoing surgery on an injury this week.

Should he be out for a while it seems that Haugaard may get his chance to impress and start to rebuild his career in his homeland after what can only be described as four miserable years at Stoke City.