Dundee United are set to complete the signing of St. Mirren’s Cammy Smith – according to a report.

The Evening Telegraph claim they could even have the forward on board by this weekend.

10th April 2018, Tannadice Park, Dundee, Scotland; Scottish Championship football, Dundee United versus St Mirren; Stewart Murdoch of Dundee United and Cammy Smith of St Mirren
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According to the report, the deal could have been done earlier but was held up by St. Mirren’s board rubber-stamping it.

Bringing Smith in will give Robbie Neilson’s side a potent attacking threat once compared to Dennis Bergkamp.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 06: Robbie Neilson, manager of MK Dons looks on prior to The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Queens Park Rangers and Milton Keynes Dons at Loftus Road on January 6, 2018 in London, England.
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Smith spent time on loan at Tannadice in 2016 and a return would give him a fresh start after falling out of favour in Paisley.

Comfortable in midfield as well as attack, he’ll be a good addition to United’s squad.

Losing striker Craig Curran to rivals Dundee also opens up a spot for Neilson to fill in his squad.

KILMARNOCK, SCOTLAND - JULY 13: Cammy Smith of St Mirren battles with Stuart Findlay of Kilmarnock FC during the Betfred Scottish League Cup match between Kilmarnock and St Mirren at Rugby Park on July 13, 2018 in Kilmarnock, Scotland.
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There seems to be a bit more competition for places now too following Neilson’s rant following the recent defeat by Alloa.

With Ross County doing well and Ayr playing out of their skin, United need to be much more consistent to challenge for the title.

The Arabs currently sit third in the Championship but have been inconsistent throughout.

Recent additions should help that and Smith signing is another big step in the right direction.

Saturday’s home clash with Dunfermline would be the perfect chance to make a mark on his return to Tannadice.

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