Dundee United boss Micky Mellon thinks that it would be in the club’s best interests if Paul McMullan joined Dundee in the January transfer window rather than next season.
The winger has agreed to move to Dens Park, after not being a first-team regular at Tannadice for most of the season.
January exit would suit all parties
Mellon thinks a January exit would be best for all concerned, as the player is not going to be involved for the first-team for the remainder of this season after agreeing to move to Dundee.
“It would be best all-round if he could” he said (the Courier).
“Paul will move out of the group now. It is a difficult situation for him and the football club to be in”.
Mellon also disclosed that some of United’s youngsters will be given the chance to replace McMullan in the first-team squad.
“He will still be treated properly and get the training facilities he needs. But he will move out the group, so we can give youth the opportunity going forward” he explained.
Won’t feature on Tuesday night
Dundee United are set to face St Johnstone in Premiership action later tonight. Obviously McMullan will not feature in that game for the Tannadice club.
Perhaps the only way McMullan could feature for Dundee United would be if the club had an injury crisis. Even then though you’d have to think that McMullan would only be selected as a very last resort.
Only time will tell if McMullan does leave in the January transfer window. However, Mellon seems keen that it happens. You have to imagine McMullan will be too.