New striker Craig Curran believes he can provide the “strong mentality” required to turn Dundee United into champions.
Curran became the Tangerines’ fourth new signing of the summer when he signed a three-year deal at Tannadice yesterday.
The 28-year-old Englishman left relegated Ross County after three seasons in Dingwall, where he played over 100 times and scored 23 goals.
The chirpy Liverpool-born frontman feels his new team can benefit from his mental strength as they look to escape the Championship at the third time of asking.
Curran said: “I am aggressive, loud and hungry – that type of character.
“I am willing to fight and not stop.
“I have a strong mentality and that’s what I think we will need here if we are going to go up.
“I have come here to get the club back into the Premiership.
“I think the signings we have been making have shown that’s where we want to go.
“That is the only thing we need to concentrate on.
“I don’t think you need to say too much about size of the club, its history and fanbase. They speak for themselves.
“As soon as they contacted me it was something I was definitely interested in.
“I had a few offers to stay in the Premiership, which I mulled over, but I realised this is where I want to be.
“Promotion – that’s the main aim.
“This is too big a club not to be in the Premiership.
“That shows the job we have to do and we have to take care of it.”
Curran has been around the block, having also played for Tranmere, Carlisle, Rochdale, Nuneaton and Irish side Limerick.
He added: “I have had great experiences and I started off down south in England.
“We were unlucky not to get promotion with one or two of my clubs. We just fell short.
“I did win a cup (the EFL Trophy) with Carlisle at Wembley, which was a great day.
“I then went to Ireland and, again, I have some great memories from my time there.
“At Ross County, I then spent a good three or four years and met some great people.
“So it’s been a good, enjoyable journey.”
United boss Csaba Laszlo was delighted that Curran picked the Tangerines ahead of some top-flight sides.
Laszlo said: “Craig had offers from Premiership clubs so I am delighted he has chosen to come to Tannadice.
“He is an experienced forward who I believe will score goals for us.”