UK time is: 18:28:13
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Fifa Repeat Liverpool Decision

Defender David Proctor, signed from Caley Thistle at the start of the season for 35,000 - was told by Craig Levein last month that he is surplus to requirements at Tannadice.

The 22-year-old was signed by former manager Craig Brewster in the summer, but failed to make an impression on new manager Levein.

He made 2 appearances for Dundee United under Levein's leadership, both as a substitute in the 2-2 draw with Celtic and the embarrassing 5-1 defeat by Falkirk.

Dundee United had agreed a short-term loan deal with Airdrie before the transfer window closed, but United had to pull the plug on the deal after they learned that Proctor had played for Caley Thistle's reserve team before arriving at Tannadice - to help him get more match practice to help him recover from a shoulder injury.

Fifa rules prevent players from playing for more than 2 teams in the same season, meaning that Proctor would be stuck in limbo for the remainder of the campaign.

However, Airdrie appealed to Fifa to consider Proctor's case as an exception and the football governing body have agreed to let the loan deal go through.

David Proctor and Javier Mascherano have something in common, since both were granted permission from Fifa to play for their 3rd team of the season - after West Ham's Mascherano moved to Liverpool after also playing for Brazilian side Corinthians since 1st July 2006.

It looked like I would be heading back to Inverness last week but that didn't materialise," said Proctor.

"Then when the Airdrie thing appeared to be in some doubt you do start to fear the worst. It was a bit demoralising not playing at United but I am just glad everything has been settled at last."

"This is a great opportunity to kick-start my career, and that is what I intend to do."

Although, the defender is determined to return to Dundee United once his loan deal expires and convince Craig Levein to change his mind about offloading him to another club.

Proctor continued, "I am planning on going back to United to fight for my future once this loan deal is up. It is disappointing not to have been involved recently, but you never rule anything out."

"I want to show what I can do with Airdrie and hope to do well enough to be considered again for United."

Before Fifa had made their decision on Proctor's situation, manager Levein had made it clear he was giving his full backing to Airdrie's appeal.

"I know Airdrie have appealed this and, hopefully, between them, the SPL, the league and the SFA can sort something out to allow David to move," said Levein.

"From our point of view, we were happy to allow him to go and everything had been done last Wednesday when we realised he had played for Inverness and we had to call a halt to his loan."

Related Links
Vital Football:
Dundee United Site
Latest SPL News
More United News:
News Archive
Italian Midfielder Not Good Enough
Eddie Thompson Remains Club Chairman
Daly & Hunt - The New Strike Force
Chelsea Almost Ruined My Career
Scottish Sides Prop Up The Table
Utd Supporters Will See Improvement
Utd Lacked Russell Duncan's Ability
Dundee United Are 6th In The League
Dundee Utd Ins/Outs...January 2007
Robson Remains At United Until 2011
Coventry Beat United To Signature
Have Your Say:
Dundee United Forums
All SPL Forums




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


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

The Journalist

Writer: Arab Jacques Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday February 8 2007

Time: 1:48PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Dundee United Articles

Stats: Inverness CT v Dundee United (Saturday October 25 2014)

Highlands challenge for United (Friday October 24 2014)

McNamara focuses on game (Thursday October 23 2014)

Duo unavailable for selection (Thursday October 23 2014)

United pair under investigation (Thursday October 23 2014)

Boss wants to remove fear (Thursday October 23 2014)

Tangerines to reinvest (Thursday October 23 2014)

Follow trio's example (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Striker told to stick with it (Monday October 20 2014)

We can do better - McNamara (Saturday October 18 2014)

Archived Dundee United Articles

List All Vital Arabs Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Breaking League News

Dundee United : 25/10/2014 18:16:00
Rangers : 25/10/2014 18:16:00
Highlands challenge for United
Dundee United : 24/10/2014 20:08:00
Striker returns for weekend
Celtic : 24/10/2014 19:54:00
Goalscorer relieved to win
Celtic : 24/10/2014 19:41:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Would Sunderland be a bad career move for John Souttar?
Suggested By:  Vital Arabs
Yes 81%
No 19%