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.”