Dundee United sign Billy McKay on season long loan


Dundee United have announced the signing of Wigan striker Billy McKay on a season long loan deal.

A permanent move had been on the offing after United had an offer of £200,000 for the striker accepted by the English side, but the 26-year-old could not agree a severance package with Wigan and so United pushed ahead for the loan move.

A number of Scottish clubs had been interested in signing McKay including former side Inverness Caleu Thistle, Ross County and championship side Hibernian, but the forward decided on a move to Tannadice.

The former Inverness striker only moved to Wigan in January and with them being relegated at the end of last season – the League One side are looking to cut costs.

McKay has made only 10 appearances for Wigan since his move with only one start with no goals.

He could be set to face Ross County on Saturday for his new side as he looks to secure regular first team football again.


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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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