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Robson Remains At United Until 2011

Robson Remains At United Until 2011

Craig Levein might have missed out on bringing in a new face ahead of the January transfer window closing last night, but Dundee United have at least convinced one current squad player to sign a contract extension.

Captain Barry Robson agreed to a new and improved deal today, which will keep him at Tannadice until May 2011.

The 28-year-old midfielder has had a significant impact in the 1st team and was greatly missed during his 3 game suspension - which ended on Saturday, when he missed the 0-0 SPL draw with Dunfermline.

Chairman Eddie Thompson was clearly happy with securing Robson on an extended contract, when he spoke to the club`s official site earlier today.

"I am absolutely delighted that our club captain has demonstrated his long term commitment to Dundee United in this way," said Thompson.

"Barry would have been free to talk to other clubs in less than a year from now and, together with the Manager, we thought it was important to make every effort now to secure his long term future for the Club. I am delighted that he readily agreed to this."

"I consider this a significant piece of business for the Club and believe that this sends out a very positive message indeed about the long term future of Dundee United."

Meanwhile, manager Levein recently compared the midfielder to former Hearts captain Steven Pressley, because he believes he can become an important leader within the Dundee United 1st team.

"I am absolutely delighted to have secured the services of our captain and most influential player, Barry Robson, on a long term deal," admitted Levein.

"I believe that Barry is already one of the best midfield players in Scotland and can become better still."

Barry Robson himself, was also happy with completing the deal - "I am very pleased to have committed myself to the Club in this way. I am an ambitious person and have been impressed with the ambitions of the Manager and, of course, the Chairman."

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Writer:Arab Jacques
Date:Thursday February 1 2007
Time: 1:55PM

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Great news, we need more players like Robson!
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