Dundee United have won the race to sign rising talent Louis Appere, who has had a trial at Italian giants AS Roma.
The young Fifer celebrated his switch to the Tangerines by playing and scoring for United’s development squad against Formartine at St Andrews at the weekend.
It is understood there were several clubs keen on Appere but the fact that United gaffer Ray McKinnon had already had him on trial at Raith Rovers last season proved crucial when making his final decision.
The 17-year-old forward, who was with Cupar-based AMsoccer Club, visited Roma’s prestigious Trigoria training base earlier this summer for a four-day stint after coming to their attention via internet site YouTube.
He started out with AMsoccer Club at the age of just eight, when he attended the Falkland after-school football club.
Dixon, who started as captain of the Tangerines for their Betfred Cup clash against Caley Thistle, had to be replaced at half-time by Sean Dillon.
He had fallen to the floor clutching his knee just before the break and there appeared to have been at least a tweak of the ligaments.
However, there is cautious optimism within the Tangerines’ camp that it’s not a serious injury.
McKinnon was satisfied with the display of his players as they drew 1-1 in the Highlands before claiming the bonus point with a 4-1 success in the penalty shootout.
The lost a bad goal from a long throw-in, which was converted by Scott Boden, before Stewart Murdoch fired home a terrific equaliser just half-a-minute into the second half.
McKinnon said: “Inverness are a big, strong side – and a right good one too – so I was happy with the performance.
“Hopefully, we can continue building and gelling.
“As for the goal we lost, we had worked extremely hard all week on that so that was disappointing.
“We knew the throw-in was a big threat because I had seen them use it to good effect at Cowdenbeath.
“However, overall the boys did really well and it was a deserved draw, with the bonus point thrown in as well.
“We went out with a bit of fire in our belly after half-time and it was a great response through Stewart.
“We had to change things because of Dicker going off but it went well.
“So the positives outweighed the negatives and we will continue to work hard as the league season approaches.”