Paul McMullan

Published: 4th April 2019

Dundee United announce that Paul McMullan has committed his future to the Club until the end of season 2021.

The speedy attacker, 23, who joined from Dunfermline Athletic in the summer of 2017 has played 74 times for United scoring 12 goals.

Speaking to Dundee United Media, Paul suggested that recent changes in the football department made it an easy decision to extend his deal saying, "Dundee United as a Club are on the up and things are only going one way, and I want to be part of the future exciting times.

"Since the new owners came in there has been a big change, and there is now more attention to detail, and everything is more finely tuned so it is a place where I can develop my game."

At United for two seasons now, Paul praised the facilities at the St Andrews training ground and talked of his need to improve and add consistency to catch the Head Coach's eye continually.

"The facilities at St Andrew's are top notch, it has everything a player can ask for, and you are never found wanting. I know I need to keep getting better and although I see an improvement in my time here working alongside good players and coaches, I want to work every day to improve more," said Paul.

With United chasing Ross County at the top of the table, it is still open to debate as to which league the Club will be in next season, but Paul issued confidence about the remainder of this season while highlighting that, regardless of league, he believes this is the best place for him to develop in the future.

"I am confident we can get up to the Premiership. The players we have are good enough and to be honest, I've signed because this is the place that I feel is best for my development regardless of what league we are in."

Although he enjoys the pressure of playing for United, Paul is his own harshest critic, and he wants to see more goals and assists added to his game over the length of his extended contract.

He said, "I get reminded all the time that I haven't scored or assisted enough and it is my aim over the next year to kick on in these areas. I enjoy the pressure of playing for United, and in this league, everyone wants to beat us, and it is something you have to deal with and embrace."

Paul has his personal goals over the period of his deal but views the Club's targets as a priority for the time being saying, "My targets remain to get this Club into the Premiership and playing regularly for the team, scoring more goals and getting more assists. If I can achieve all that in the next chapter of my career I will have reached my initial goals."