United land Black Cats O'Donovan

Dundee United have signed Sunderland forward Roy O’Donovan on a season-long loan.

Dundee United have signed Sunderland forward Roy O’Donovan on a season-long loan.

O’Donovan, 22, joined Sunderland from Cork City 12 months ago but made just four starts and is being allowed to leave the Stadium of Light on a temporary basis by manager Roy Keane.

United manager Craig Levein said: “I tried to obtain him on loan last season and am absolutely delighted to eventually get him to Tannadice.

“He is a very direct player, with lots of pace and is a natural and proven goalscorer. Although he can play wide right and midfield, I see him as a striker and I’m sure he’ll be a big success in the SPL.”

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