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Mulgrew tipped to bring leadership to Dundee United

The 44-times capped former international has signed a two-year-deal at Tannadice.

Mulgrew tipped to bring leadership to Dundee United PA Media

Former Scotland player Charlie Mulgrew has been backed to add a winning mentality to the Dundee United squad.

Tam Courts made the 44-times capped former Celtic and Aberdeen defender his first signing at Tannadice since replacing Mickey Mellon as manager, and believes the 35-year-old’s experience will be “invaluable”.

Mulgrew, who spent six months on loan at Dundee United as a teenager, has penned a two-year deal after agreeing to return to Tayside.

Since his last spell at Tannadice, Mulgrew has gone on to make 500 career appearances, while also winning five Scottish league titles and two Scottish Cups with Celtic.

Courts believes Mulgrew’s wealth of experience – which includes five years in the English Football League with Blackburn, Fleetwood and Wigan – is just what he needs as the new Terrors boss looks to restore United to the upper reaches of the Scottish Premiership.

He said: “I’m excited to have a player of Charlie’s winning pedigree available to me for the next two years.

“I believe that he joins an existing group of senior players who already give everything to make Dundee United better on the pitch.

“Charlie is renowned for his leadership and impact on young players which is something that will be valuable in their development.”