Neil­son plans talks with US owner over United trans­fer funds

Sunday Mail (UK) - - Sport -

Rob­bie Neil­son re­vealed he’s set for trans­fer talks with new owner Mark Ogren after his side won in front of him.

US- based busi­ness­man Ogren took in his first match since tak­ing con­trol at Tan­nadice be­fore Christ­mas.

And he watched sub Nicky Clark’s 81st-minute headed win­ner move them to within three points of top spot.

While lead­ers Ross County and Ayr both lost, United seized their op­por­tu­nity in their quest for pro­mo­tion. And

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Neil­son in­sisted he’ll be sit­ting down with Ogren in a bid to get him to bring in more new faces be­fore the win­dow closes at the end of Jan­uary.

The United gaffer said: “It was a big day for us with Ross County and Ayr both los­ing.

“It wasn’t a great dis­play but if you want to win a ti­tle some­times you just have to grind it out which we did.

“It’s re­ally sat­is­fy­ing to get the win es­pe­cially with the new owner be­ing here and he can see what we still need.

“We’re go­ing to have a con­ver­sa­tion about tar­gets and what we’re try­ing to do with the club dur­ing this trans­fer win­dow.”

The Pars, with new head coach Ste­vie Craw­ford in the dugout, started strongly.

Ai­dan Kenna saw his shot saved by United’s Swiss keeper Ben­jamin Siegrist.

Myles Hip­poly te then pounced on a mis­take by home cap­tain Fraser Fyvie and his cross was fired inches wide by James Vin­cent.

Ai­dan Nes­bitt was thrown on by Neil­son at the start of the sec­ond half but it was Pavol Safranko who tested vis­it­ing keeper Lee Robin­son with a low ef­fort.

How­ever, Clark struck the win­ner, latch­ing on to Nes­bitt’s clipped cross to glance a header home.

Gut­ted Pars boss Craw­ford said: “I was re­ally proud of the way the boys played only to get hit with such a sucker punch at the end with Nicky’s header.”

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