Captain Mark Reynolds has given Dundee United a big boost ahead of their clash with Ross County by agreeing a new three-year deal.
The Tangerines head up to Dingwall for their Friday televised showdown, looking to close the gap on the Staggies to two points.
To have secured the pre-contract signing of central defender Reynolds from Aberdeen is extremely good news going into such a crucial clash.
Reynolds joined United on loan from the Dons at the end of the January transfer window but the move will become permanent in the summer.
United also announced that Paul McMullan has committed his future to the club until the end of season 2021.