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Ray calm over recruitment as Dundee United look to seal more deals

Ray calm over recruitment as Dundee United look to seal more deals

Dundee United boss Ray McKinnon plans to play a waiting game to get the final pieces of the jigsaw that will be his squad for the coming season.

Trialists Deniz Mehmet, Jordie Briels and Paul Quinn will all get further opportunities to stake claims for contracts in the closed-door game against Peterhead over the weekend.

And if goalkeeper Mehmet continues the form he showed in Tuesday’s win at Montrose, he could be signed up quickly.

Quinn is also on the wanted listed, though as the Tele revealed a deal for him is set to hinge fellow defender Coll Donaldson moving on.

Even if they are signed up, though, the manager will still be keen to add another three or four men to his squad.

Happy with the transfer business he’s already done, what he won’t be doing is rush into any deals.

“I still want to add another couple of strikers, a player for the middle of the park and one other,” he said.

“Overall I am happy with the quality of the squad, but where we are short is on numbers and that’s why I want a few more.

“But I do feel we have enough for the start of the League Cup next week, so that means I don’t have to rush into anything.

“With clubs now back into pre-season things are starting to move and that means there will be some good players becoming available and when they do I know the ones I’d like to bring in.

“The way I’m thinking if I can do that by early August and the start of the league, I’ll be more than happy.

“I definitely want to do business by then, but if I have to wait a bit longer for one or two I might go closer to the end of the transfer window next month.

“It’s quality I’m looking for and sometimes you have to hold your nerve and wait to get that.”

Willo Flood and Stewart Murdoch have not been included in the squad for today’s match-up against Blackpool.

Both have picked up pre-season injuries, however the extent of the knocks are not causing too much concern.

Flood, in particular, is expected to be ready in time to take part in the build-up to the cup clash with Raith next week.

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