Utd look to add to for­ward line

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Health - BY TOM DUTHIE

ROB­BIE Neil­son has told new owner Mark Ogren he needs an­other striker to boost Dundee United’s pro­mo­tion chal­lenge in the Cham­pi­onship.

The Tan­ger­ines had Nicky Clark back from in­jury against Dun­fermline at the week­end and the 27-year-old came off the bench to grab a vi­tal win­ner that saw the gap at the top of the divi­sion closed to just three points.

How­ever, with Craig Cur­ran be­ing al­lowed to head over the road to Dundee ear­lier this month, Rob­bie wants an­other out-and-out at­tacker added.

And he’s made that clear to Amer­i­can mil­lion­aire Ogren. He was at Tan­nadice on Satur­day for the first time since buy­ing the club last month and later in the evening he had a sit down with his man­ager to dis­cuss sign­ing plans for the re­main­der of the Jan­uary trans­fer win­dow.

“Cur­ran left last week and we are need­ing a bit of cover in there and we will look to re­cruit in that area as well,” said Rob­bie.

“We’ll look to have Nicky Clark, Safranko and an­other to give us the cover we need for the rest of the sea­son.”

Rob­bie has a num­ber of pos­si­ble tar­gets in mind and one could still be Os­man Sow, the Swedish striker who played un­der him at Hearts and MK Dons.

The 28-year-old is still with the English League Two out­fit and came on for the fi­nal few min­utes of their de­feat at Bury on Satur­day.

Since Rob­bie left there last year, how­ever, he has only been a bit-part player for the Dons.

Look­ing at the week­end win, the man­ager was pleased to give his new boss a vic­tory on his first visit as owner.

“The three points were very im­por­tant for us in the league but, ob­vi­ously, the new owner com­ing over as well, he can see what we need,” he said.

“It’s good that he could see the game, that we got the three points but also that he could see we still have a lot of work to do here.”

Mean­while, Rob­bie was de­lighted to wel­come Gordon For­rest as his new as­sis­tant.

The Scot joins up af­ter six years in the MLS as a coach with Van­cou­ver White­caps.

“I’m very pleased to get him in. I didn’t know Gordon pre­vi­ously, I’ve heard of him. It’s re­fresh­ing to get some­one i n who has dif­fer­ent ideas – and he’s very ex­pe­ri­enced.”

New Dundee United owner Mark Ogren was at Tan­nadice on Satur­day to watch his side beat Dun­fermline 1-0.

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