Craig Curran crosses the road to join Dundee just hours after sitting on Dundee United’s bench

Craig Curran after joining United in the summer.
Craig Curran after joining United in the summer.

Striker Craig Curran has written his own chapter in the city of Dundee’s football story.

Curran sat on Dundee United’s bench as an unused substitute for their 1-1 draw against Partick Thistle on Saturday before getting changed out of his tangerine strip, walking over the street, putting on a dark blue top and signing for Dundee.

To be part of one team’s matchday squad in the afternoon before crossing the road in the evening to join the other is pretty unusual to say the least.

It wasn’t unexpected, however, with Tangerines boss Robbie Neilson confirming the Dark Blues’ interest in the 29-year-old frontman last week.

Dens boss Jim McIntyre welcomed the arrival of Liverpool-born Curran, who has signed a contract until 2021.

The pair worked together at Ross County, with the manager having signed him for the Staggies when he was in charge of the Dingwall club.

With the final whistle having barely sounded at Tannadice, McIntyre said: “I’m absolutely delighted that Craig has signed.

“He is a player I know very well from our time together previously.

“Craig is the right type.

“He has the right mentality and he is exactly what we need moving forward.”

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