Dundee United head coach Thomas Courts has lost left-back Jamie Robson – but Crystal Palace have failed to sign Kerr Smith and Scott McMann will arrive too.

Left-back Robson has completed a long-awaited move to English League One side Lincoln City. They will keep 16-year-old Smith though amid several Premier League clubs showing interest (Sun). Crystal Palace signed Scott Banks from the Scottish Premiership club in 2020 but talks with have collapsed after a fee wasn’t agreed.

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Crystal Palace wanted Smith but the deal is over after both the Premier League club and Dundee United failed to agree on a fee. (Photo by Mark Scates / SNS Group via Getty Images)

He will stay at Tannadice as left-back Scott McMann takes a medical to complete his move from Hamilton as Robson’s replacement. A United statement on Robson reads: “Dundee United and Lincoln City have agreed an undisclosed fee for the transfer of Our Academy graduate Jamie Robson.

“Jamie leaves with the best wishes of everyone at Tannadice for his efforts in the tangerine shirt.  Having joined the club as a 14-year-old in 2011, the left-back made 165 appearances scoring three goals, including the winner against Rangers just three weeks ago.

“A homegrown talent, Jamie departs Tannadice knowing he took the first steps in his career here and was a key part of bringing Dundee United back into the Premiership.”

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