Thomas Mikkelsen returns to Dundee United

Dundee United have welcomed striker Thomas Mikkelsen back to Tannadice on loan and made Sam Stanton’s move permanent.

Mikkelsen spent the second half on last term with the Terrors on loan from Danish outfit Odense BK but chose to join Ross County in the summer.

However, after making just two league starts for the Staggies, County boss Owen Coyle has allowed the 28-year-old to head back to Tayside for the rest of the season.

Meanwhile, Stanton has signed a deal tying him to United until May 2020.

The 23-year-old joined the Tangerines on loan from Hibernian in the summer but has now called time on his Leith stint for good.

United boss Csaba Laszlo said: “Sam is a player who I can use on the right side, the six-position and also the 10-position. He is a good person who fits the club and is a good signing for United.

“He very quickly decided he wanted to stay here. He believes he can help the club achieve its target of reaching the Ladbrokes Premiership and despite only being here a short period while on loan, he was very clear his future was here.”

On Mikkelsen, he added: “We need a striker who shows presence, has speed and power and is willing to work. There were other options but when you look at Thomas against those other options, this deal is the best for Dundee United.

“He very quickly answered the question as to whether he would like to come back to United. He knows the club, he likes the club and he will be ready to play straight away. Although this is a loan deal, after the season we can then see where it goes.”

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