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Dundee United sign Scott McMann as Jamie Robson leaves club

McMann arrives from Accies after Robson joined Lincoln City.

Dundee United sign Scott McMann as Jamie Robson leaves club SNS Group

Dundee United have completed the signing of Scott McMann from Hamilton Accies just hours after Jamie Robson left the club.

Robson moved to Lincoln City for an undisclosed fee earlier on deadline day but United have moved swiftly to bring in a replacement.

McMann has signed a three-year-deal, with the 25-year-old leaving Accies after making more than 180 appearances for the Lanarkshire club.

“When I first heard the club was interested, I was excited by it and to finally get it done is brilliant,” the defender told DUTV. “It’s a massive club with a great fan base and a great history when I heard they were interested I was all in, I just felt like it was the next step in my career.

“A strength in my game is getting forward and creating chances for strikers with crosses and set pieces so, hopefully, I can bring that to this club.

“When I spoke to the gaffer he laid out the ambitions for the club and the plans he had for me at the club I was excited by that and it was a no-brainer for me moving forward. I can’t wait to play in front of the fans here when the stadium is full.”

Head coach Tam Courts said: “Scott is a player who has been on our radar for a while and he will bring real quality in the wider areas. His delivery is first class, he has a lot of experience of the Scottish Premiership he will be a great addition to the squad.”

On Robson’s departure, United’s sporting director Tony Asghar said: “Jamie has been a fantastic servant to Dundee United and we all wish him well on the next step in his journey. He’s an academy graduate, been here a long time and he felt this was the right time to face a new challenge. Once we were able to agree a fee with Lincoln, we were happy to allow him to take that step.

“Our philosophy at Dundee United is to develop our own players and bring them through Our Academy to have them play in the first team, Jamie is the shining example of that strategy working. He knows he’ll always be welcome back at Tannadice.”