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Goalkeeper Gunnar Nielsen has joined Tranmere Rovers on loan after signing a new contract at Manchester City.

Nielsen will link up with the League One outfit for six months after penning a one-year extension to his current deal with Roberto Mancini's team.

The 24-year-old's opportunities at Eastland were likely to be limited this season with Shay Given, Joe Hart and Stuart Taylor all competing to be first choice.

The move to Prenton Park will give the Faroese the chance to gain regular first-team football under the watchful eye of Rovers boss Les Parry.

Nielsen joined City in 2009 but has found match action hard to come by, spending time on loan at non-league outfit Wrexham.

The former Blackburn man has one Blues' appearance to his name after making a dramatic debut in a game at Arsenal last season.

The keeper came off the bench at the Emirates Stadium to replace first-choice Given, who was forced off by a shoulder injury.

Nielsen could feature in Tranmere's friendly against Nottingham Forest on Wednesday evening after completing his temporary move.