Ryan Sweeney says he is looking forward to a ‘new experience’ at Dundee as the former Stoke City defender joins the cinch Premiership on a two-year deal.

Dundee were promoted to the division after winning last season’s Premiership play-off final against Kilmarnock. Sweeney – a centre-back – joins after time with English League Two club Mansfield Town, the former Irish youth international also spending time with Stoke City, AFC Wimbledon and Bristol Rovers.

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The former Stoke City man has joined Dundee. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Sweeney said of his move to Dundee: “Since I spoke to the manager, things moved pretty quick in the last week and I’m delighted to get it over the line. My agent asked if I wanted to look into coming up here and my initial reaction was ‘100% yeah’, it will be a new challenge for me, a new experience and one I’m looking forward to.

“The club did fantastically well to get themselves out of the Championship, obviously that is a huge pull to come and play Premiership football.”

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