Dundee United have confirmed the signing of Reading striker Marc McNulty on a season-long loan deal.

The forward spent last season on loan at the Scottish Premiership side after falling out of favour at Reading. He leaves the English Championship for United again after ‘The Arabs’ lost main striker Lawrence Shankland to Belgian side Beerschot this week.

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McNulty is back from Reading ahead of the weekend. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Tannadice head coach Thomas Courts said: “We’re delighted to bring a striker of Marc’s quality back to the club, as he’s a proven goalscorer in the league and now approaching his prime.

“When you look closely, he was involved in a lot of our best-attacking play last year so. That gives me a lot of optimism for the impact he can have once we get him up to speed.”

McNulty could be available for Dundee United’s Premier Sports Cup round of 16 tie away to Ayr United on Saturday.

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