15th April 2020

On behalf of the Board of Directors, the Executive Team, Staff and Players at Dundee United FC, it gives me enormous pleasure and an over-riding sense of humility to hear that the Club has been promoted back to the SPFL Premiership as Ladbrokes Championship winners.

To have achieved our objective at a time when the world is hurting so much puts the issues of football in real perspective. 

It would have been thrilling to have achieved this promotion following a game at Tannadice in front of all our supporters, but I’ve been told on many occasions since we arrived in Dundee that if there is a hard way to achieve something, then we will find it. 

The situation that the SPFL and clubs have found themselves in over the past few weeks and particularly since last Friday’s vote has been fraught with uncertainty, during which the Club remained deliberately silent. 

It remains our belief that every member club has a right to decide on how and when to vote, within the parameters of the voting system. This process has now been completed.

I believe the SPFL has found a solution that gives the industry time to regroup, catch a breath and focus on how the new season will look once the mobility restrictions are lifted. I also believe that there should be no recriminations on how clubs voted, as they will have done so with both the interests of their club and Scottish football at heart.

Returning to the topic of promotion, as majority owners of the Club, Scott and I would like to thank all of the fans, our main partners Utilita and Macron, and all club partners and stakeholders for their support throughout the season and look forward to welcoming you all back in the near future. Once we are all able to meet again at Tannadice, we will find a way for us to celebrate this promotion together. 

It is richly deserved after all the work, professionalism and support everyone has contributed to this season.

Please stay safe, respect the government’s advice and here’s to Premiership football returning to Tannadice.

United Together, United Apart