Dundee United are said to be one of three teams interested in signing former Sunderland striker Connor Shields following his campaign at Queen of the South (Daily Record).

Shields has scored 11 goals in 28 games for the Palmerston side as they secured their Scottish Championship status comfortably. Dundee United are now thought to be keen on moving for the forward who is out-of-contract. The 23-year-old moved Sunderland in 2018 after form at Albion Rovers caught the eye of the English League One club.

Hearts Stephen Kingsley is challenged by Connor Shields during a Scottish Championship match between Hearts and Queen of the South at Tynecastle, on...

Shields has shone after Sunderland. (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

He never managed to make himself a regular at Sunderland, joining Queen of the South permanently last summer. Shields has established himself as a key player under manager Allan Johnston in the 2020/21 campaign.

A former Sunderland player himself, Johnston got the best out of Shields, who’s career has been rebooted in Dumfries and seemingly destined for the Scottish Premiership.

Motherwell are also said to be interested in a move while Premiership promotion play-off hopefuls Dundee could also challenge for Shields’ signature.

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