Dundee United defender Sean Dillon usually bumps into Anthony Stokes in the airport but he will be delighted if his fellow Irishman’s next destination is Tannadice.
The Celtic striker is mulling over an offer from United boss Mixu Paatelainen, as well as having other options including Inverness Caley Thistle and Hibs.
The Tangerines have yet to hear back from Stokes but if the eventual answer is yes then Dillon thinks that will be just the ticket and he will be pleased to see him walk through the arrivals door.
“If it happens it would great,” said Dillon, who will captain United tonight in their home Premiership match against the Hoops.
“I have met him a few times but more so at the airport when we have both been going home to Ireland.
“He comes across as a really nice guy and any time I have spoken to him he has been brand new.
“I don’t know him well enough to say what is right and what is wrong for him.
“Only he knows what is right for him.
“From a selfish point of view, though, to have somebody in your team like that would be a bonus.
“If he comes then you want him to play as well as he can and help us climb up the league.
“I have played against him a few times and if he can raise the bar of what we have in the squad then great.
“I am sure he would do that.
“Any addition that is going to help us out of the situation we are in would be a big boost.
“We are looking to improve things and I am sure that would be the case with Anthony.”
It was suggested to Dillon that it was a significant sign that the club were willing to do all they can to try to rescue themselves from relegation.
He replied: “I think that should be the case.
“Everybody who is at the club has always done the best they can.
“When you are in a situation that we are in at the minute then it is nice to see why are trying to bring in players who will raise the bar.”