Done deal: Dundee United sign Scott McDonald on one-year deal

Scott McDonald (right) has signed for Dundee United. Picture: SNS/Roddy Scott
Scott McDonald (right) has signed for Dundee United. Picture: SNS/Roddy Scott
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Dundee United have completed the signing of Scott McDonald on a one-year deal.

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The 33-year-old left Motherwell following the conclusion of the previous campaign after opting against signing a contract extension.

The forward, who has played 25 times for Australia, impressed at Fir Park since rejoining at the beginning of 2015, netting 30 times.

He previously spent time at Celtic, Middlesbrough and Millwall, with his most productive spell coming at Celtic Park, scoring 60 goals in 125 appearances.

He told the club’s website: “I am delighted to sign for United. I want to help this club secure promotion into the Premiership. After I came up and looked around St Andrews and spoke to the manager, it was an easy decision.

“I had options in the Ladbrokes Premiership and down south, but I believe that I can achieve success here. Being successful and enjoying my football is important to me and that means winning the Ladbrokes Championship this season is the aim.”

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United recently lost James Keatings to injury.

The club’s boss Ray McKinnon said: “This is a great signing for us. Scott is an experienced player who has played at the top level. His ability will enhance the team and his personality will impact in the dressing room also.

“He adds to our attacking options and the desire he showed to come to United ahead of other options tells me everything about his character. He is a winner and wants to help us win the title this season”.