Dundee United new signing Nick van der Velden is convinced he has found the “right club” as he embarks on his foreign adventure.
The Dutchman was introduced to the Tangerines’ fans at Tannadice last night, coming on as a substitute for the last half-an-hour of their 6-1 hammering of Cowdenbeath in the Betfred Cup Group C clash.
He had finalised his one-year deal earlier in the day and showed some nice touches in what was an extremely comfortable night for Ray McKinnon’s men.
At the grand, old age of 34, Van der Velden is now hoping to enjoy his spell in Scotland.
He said: “The manager convinced me when I spoke to him that this was the right club for me.
“He believes in me and knows what I can bring to United.
“I have spent 13 years in Dutch football and believe that now is the right time to try something else.
“I was sold on Tannadice after speaking to friends back in Holland and also seeing what this place has to offer.”
United boss McKinnon added: “I am delighted to get Nick in.
“He has real quality and will be a great addition to the squad. He will be excellent for us.”
As for the cup win, McKinnon had praise for his players on a good night for his newly-built team.
He said: “There was some nice stuff tonight. The boys played well, dominated the game, passed the ball slickly and had good movement.
“It was a great result and I’m delighted but we’re not getting carried away.”