Dundee United seal Gallagher 'coup' as defender joins from St Mirren

The defender played 32 times for the Paisley club last season bit could not be guaranteed first team football.

Scotland cap Declan Gallagher bolsters Dundee United back line after move from St Mirren SNS Group

Scotland international Declan Gallagher has joined Dundee United on a two-year deal.

The 32-year-old arrives at Tannadice from Premiership side St Mirren for an undisclosed fee having played 32 times for the Buddies last season.

He becomes manager Jim Goodwin’s seventh signing of the season after Saints confirmed a move for replacement James Bolton on Tuesday.

Gallagher, capped nine times for Scotland, has also played for Aberdeen and Livingston in the top flight.

He featured for St Mirren in their Viaplay Cup tie with Montrose, but manager Stephen Robinson admitted he was unable to guarantee the player first team football.

Goodwin described the signing as a “great coup” for the club – who start their Championship campaign against Arbroath next Friday.

“The right side of our defence was a position that we felt we needed to strengthen and when we heard about Declan’s availability, it was a no-brainer,” he told the club’s website.

“He’s a very experienced defender who has played the majority of his career in the top flight and was involved with the national team recently so it’s a great coup for the club.”

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