Vital Football

Latest Dundee United News

Terrors sign midfielder

 Terrors sign midfielder

Dundee United have completed the signing of Sligo Rovers midfielder Richie Ryan on a two-and-a-half year deal.

The 26-year-old will be available for selection from January after spending the past three years in Ireland.

He originally began his career at Sunderland and followed it with spells at Scunthorpe Unitd, Boston United and Royal Antwerp in Belgium.

"Richie is a different type of midfielder to those already at the club," manager Peter Houston told BBC Scotland. "He is more of a sitting, defensive player who is strong in the tackle and can pass the ball. He is left-footed as well which adds to the balance of our midfield.

"Having played well in excess of 40 games this season for Sligo, he will now head home for a well-earned break before returning to training with us in mid-December with a view to making an impact on our squad in January."

Ryan was himself naturally delighted with the move and added: "It's nice to know my future is here at Tannadice for at least the next couple of years and I'm looking forward to the challenge ahead.

"With the number of Irish lads already at the club, it'll be a little bit easier for me to settle in."

Join The Vital Debate



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Vital Arabs
Date:Thursday November 24 2011
Time: 3:05PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Dundee United Articles

United in price discussions

Dundee United are in discussions regarding entry prices for their yet to be rearranged game at Queen of the South.

Queen of the South A-A Dundee United

Dundee United's latest game with Queen of the South was abandoned at half-time due to a frozen pitch with the scoreline still remaining blank at Palmerston Park.

Team Line-Ups: Queen of the South v Dundee United

Team line-ups for Queen of the South v Dundee United at Palmerston Park (kick-off 3.00pm).

We've power to add says skipper

Dundee United skipper Tam Scobbie reckons the club have enough firepower in place to stay at the top of the table despite missing recent chances.

Dundee United Archived Articles

Vital Arabs articles from

Site Journalists

Malpas
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Ray McKinnon was the right choice as manager?
Suggested By: Vital Arabs
Yes78%
No22%
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Dundee United Results (view all)

Dundee United Fixtures (view all)

The Vital Football Members League