Dundee United boss Robbie Neilson looking for striker to replace Pavol Safranko

© SNSPavol Safranko.
Pavol Safranko.

Dundee United boss Robbie Neilson has confirmed finding someone to replace Pavol Safrako is his summer priority.

With Safranko now back at his parent club Aalborg in Denmark, the chance of seeing the Slovakian loan star at Tannadice next term is slim to say the least.

That leaves Neilson looking for someone to boost his forward line.

The Tannadice boss said: “We did a lot of the work on the squad in January and have Liam Smith and Adrian Sporle already coming in so getting a striker is the main priority now.

“However, that is the same at so many clubs.

“It is the most difficult position in your team to fill and most managers are looking for someone to score you goals at this time of the year.

“We have had conversations with Aalborg about Pavol but nothing has really moved on there.

“He is back in the (Slovakia) international team so that has changed the picture a bit.

“That is the down side of getting players on loan. You get the short-term benefit from having the player but longer term if they do well then it is often difficult to keep them.

“We will see if anything moves there but we have been looking elsewhere too.”