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Spartans striker Aaron Murrell to sign for Dundee United

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Lowland League side Spartans have announced that striker Aaron Murrell has signed for Premiership side Dundee United.

Murrell has signed a two and a half year deal with the Tannadice side but has been loaned back to Spartans, while playing for the United development team and training with them full time.

The 18-year-old has scored 24 goals in 22 matches for the Lowland League side this term.

Speaking to the official Spartans website, club chairman Craig Graham, said: “We are very pleased for Aaron. He has worked exceptionally hard, especially in the last 6 months, and this is a great reward for him. Our coaches have also to take tremendous credit for the additional time and effort they have input with Aaron, they have done a great job to really accelerate his development.

“We are proud of the development environment we have at Spartans and Aaron is yet another player to move from us into the SPFL. Aaron’s success shows to all our young players what can be achieved if they really commit to being the best they can be.

“Everyone at the club wishes Aaron all the best with this new chapter in his footballing career.”

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