Robbie Neilson

Published: 1st February 2019

The January transfer window has now closed, and it proved to be a hectic period for United with 11 players coming into Tannadice and 14 going out.

Head Coach Robbie Neilson was happy with his activity during the transfer window saying, "We all knew what needed to be done, we knew there had to be wholesale changes, and we have brought in the players we wanted. I am delighted with the players we have brought to the Club.

"We had good players already but now there is real pressure to perform every day, and if you don't, someone is waiting to take your place. We have added plenty of experience, and although we had one or two, we now have several leaders, and that was an important factor in our business.

"There was a lot of hard work done by many people at the Club. The owner Mark Ogren has backed us financially like he said he would, and Tony and the recruitment team have delivered the players we were after."

"We have fourteen games to go, and we have to get everyone together and play as a team starting tomorrow. We have a great opportunity to start the run-in positively with three points, and it is up to us to do that now."


The 11 ins are as follows:

Aidan Nesbitt, Cammy Smith (signed from St Mirren), Morgaro Gomis, Ian Harkes, Ross Laidlaw (loan from Hibs), Charlie Seaman (loan from Bournemouth), Peter Pawlett (signed from MK Dons), Calum Butcher, Mark Connolly (signed from Crawley Town), Mark Reynolds (loan from Aberdeen) and Osman Sow (signed from MK Dons).


The 14 outs are as follows:

Craig Curran, Matej Rakovan, Scott Allardice and Scott Reekie all exited the Club after mutual cancellations of contracts. Dundee United thank each of them for their efforts in Tangerine.

Deniz Mehmet reached the end of his contract but will continue to use the facilities at St Andrews and Tannadice to recover his full fitness. You can read an article relating to Deniz's situation here.

Declan Glass (Airdrie), Louis Appere (Broughty Atheltic), Josh Donaldson (Civil Service Strollers), Lewis Toshney (Brechin), William Edjenguele (Falkirk), Billy King (Gillingham), Fraser Aird (Queen of the South), Adam Barton (Connah's Quay Nomads) and Archie Thomas* (Stirling Albion) all left the club on loan. Good luck to all the above for the rest of the season.

*Archie received an injury in his first game and had subsequently cancelled his loan to come back to Tannadice for treatment.

United take on Morton at Tannadice tomorrow (Saturday 2 February 2019) at 3pm and admission details are here.

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