Dundee Utd boss Levein delighted with De Vries arrival

Dundee United boss Craig Levein is delighted to be reunited with his former Hearts striker Mark de Vries.

The 32-year-old Dutchman has signed until the end of the season and will go straight into the squad to face Kilmarnock today.

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It is the third time De Vries has signed for Levein, having joined him at Hearts and Leicester previously, and will bring to an end the club's long search for a striker with a physical presence.

Levein said: "Mark has done a great job for me in the past and I'm delighted to get him. I tried for him a year ago but because he was playing for Leicester again it wasn't possible, but things have changed and I've been able to get him now. Everyone knows we've been struggling a bit up front, not in terms of scoring goals but with lacking a real physical presence and strength in attack.

"I've been looking for someone to hold the ball up and give us an outlet when we're under pressure. He's also scored a lot of goals as well so he fits the bill of what I've been after.

"We're a young squad so experience is vital and Mark brings that. He ticks the right boxes I've been looking to fill."

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