A chat with Dundee United manager Micky Mellon and sporting director Tony Asghar sold Ryan Edwards on a move to Tannadice.

The big defender has linked up with the Tangerines to become their third signing of the season. He’s been on the radar of Mellon during his stint in the EFL and he’s now brought Edwards to Scotland with him.

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The 6ft 5in defender was most recently at Blackpool and made 27 appearances last season for the League One club. He has also played for Morecambe, Plymouth, Rochdale, Fleetwood Town, Chesterfield and Blackburn Rovers.

He’ll add defensive reinforcement to Mellon’s team. United started their return to the Premiership with a 1-1 draw with St Johnstone at Tannadice on Saturday, Nicky Clark putting them ahead from the spot before Liam Craig levelled for their Tayside rivals.

Edwards can’t wait to get going after his conversations with Asghar and Mellon (DUTV): “As soon as I spoke to the gaffer and to Tony Asghar I knew I wanted to come up to the Scottish Premiership and I’m finally glad to part of Dundee United’s rebuild in the Premiership.

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“I don’t like to say I’m this or that, the fans will hopefully make that call themselves. I like everything and as footballer’s we need to do all sides of the game.”

United’s next match will come at Fir Park against Motherwell this weekend, a game in which Edwards could make his Tangerine debut.

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