Dundee United winger Paul McMullan is set to win a new contract at Dundee United less than a year after he was told he was free to leave – according to a report.

The Evening Telegraph report that McMullan has earned a new contract after winning over manager Robbie Neilson.

30th November 2018, Tannadice Park, Dundee, Scotland; Scottish Championship football, Dundee United versus Ayr United; Michael Moffat of Ayr United and Paul McMullan of Dundee United

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The former Celtic youngster had fallen out of favour at Tannadice under Csaba Laszlo but stayed to fight for his place when Neilson took the reins.

McMullan has made 28 appearances as the Arabs have got themselves into third place in the Championship.

With it unlikely that they’ll catch leaders Ross County, United will need to hope they can navigate the playoffs and return to the Premiership.

July 30th 2017, Dundee, Scotland; Scottish league Cup football, group stages, Dundee versus Dundee United; Dundee United's Paul McMullan is congratulated by Dundee United's Lewis Toshney after scoring to make it 1-0

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Despite never making a first-team appearance for Celtic, McMullan enjoyed  loan spells at Greenock Morton, Stenhousemuir, St Mirren and Dunfermline Athletic.

After leaving Celtic he signed a a two-year deal in 2017 with Dundee United and was a regular under Ray McKinnon after joining.

BRECHIN, SCOTLAND - JULY 03: Paul McMullan of Dundee United in action during the pre-season friendly between Brechin City and Dundee United at Glebe Park on July 3, 2018 in Brechin, Scotland.

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With the possibility of playing in the top-flight next season, McMullan will feel vindicated in his decision to stick with United and fight for his place.

If United do make the playoffs this season there’s a real possibility of facing city rivals Dundee for a place in the Premiership.

 

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