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Ex-Dundee star set up United move for teen striker Joe Piggott

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A former Dundee star is backing Dundee United deadline day signing Joe Piggott to quickly develop into a fans’ favourite at Tannadice.

Australian Mark Robertson, who was a Dark Blue from 2001 to 2003 and is the brother-in-law of Dens legend Gavin Rae, helped set up the deal that’s seen former Everton kid Piggott sign a two-year contract.

And he believes it’s a perfect move for both the teenage striker and United.

“I have to stress I’m not Joe’s representative but he’s a kid I know and when I heard United were in the market for a striker of his type and age I spoke to them and said they should have a look,” said Robertson who now lives in England.

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United new boy Joe Piggott (above) learned his trade with English Premier League giants Everton.

“I’ve seen a bit of him in action and he’s a good player who knows the way to goal and for a big lad also has good feet.

“He’s also one who is really keen to learn and with a guy like my fellow Aussie Scott McDonald at United just now, I know it’s a perfect place for him to learn.

“I know Scotty benefitted from experienced players when he was young and I’m sure he’ll pass on his knowledge.”

Manager Ray McKinnon has stressed at 19, Piggott is very much one for the future, but Mark is tipping him to make quick progress.

“Joe got a very good schooling coming through the system at Everton and I know the coaching staff there thought highly of him.

“He moved on to Oldham and Rochdale and, although he’s been available over the summer, he’s had a couple of offers down here.

“He was considering them, but when the chance to head up to United him came round my advice was to go.

“Down here managers are under so much pressure they tend to go for experience and a lot of good kids don’t get the game time they need.

“I know Joe will get a chance to show what he can do at United and if he applies himself the way I know he will he will be challenging for a place.”

Meanwhile, deadline day saw United rebuff an approach from Southampton for teenage full-back Jamie Robson.

The English Premier League outfit have been regular watchers of Robson and wanted to add him to their youth set up, but with Tam Scobbie injured, United were not willing to do business.

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