According to the Courier, Dundee United are looking at departed Brighton centre-half Ben Hall.
They claim the Northern Irishman is on trial with Robbie Neilson’s side. He is a free agent after departing the Amex Stadium following the conclusion of the 2018/19 campaign.
What could United expect from him though?
Dundee United are perfect for Hall, Brighton move came too soon
Hall made his name at Motherwell following a move from Northern Irish side Dungannon. He played 18 Premiership matches for the Steelmen before making the move to Brighton.
It came too soon for him. It was obviously too much to turn down the temptations of a move down south at an early stage in his career. However, for the future development of it, the move hasn’t done him many favours.
He spent last season at Notts County, who suffered relegation to the National League. He hasn’t enjoyed much success south of the border but there is a solid defender in Hall.
Despite not being the quickest, 22-year-old Hall makes up for that through physical presence and awareness. He’s a big strong defender, excellent in the air and strong in the tackle.
He’s still got a few raw parts to his game like footwork that need ironed out. Hall’s a good young defender though, similar in style to Aberdeen’s Scott McKenna. Alongside Mark Reynolds, Hall could really thrive. That experienced head being next to him could make all the difference.
At 22-years-old, there’s still time for the Northern Irishman to pick up the pieces of his failed move to England. Tannadice would be a perfect place for that to happen.
His career is in need of a rebuild. If Hall can find his Motherwell form, he’ll become a big player for United in the coming years, should he sign. He’s one player Neilson should take a chance on.