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Last Updated: Tuesday, 25 March, 2003, 18:18 GMT
Sara fails to win move
Juan Sara celebrates in typical style with Coventry
Juan Sara made a scoring start while on loan with Coventry
Dundee striker Juan Sara will return to Dens Park having failed to win a permanent move to Coventry City while on loan.

But, when he comes back at the end of the season, he will cross paths with the victims of a major clear-out being planned across the road by Dundee United boss Ian McCall.

Sara has been hampered by a groin injury during his time in the English First Division and will be one of the victims of City's failure to make the play-offs.

Manager Gary McAllister has told a number of players that their wages cannot be sustained beyond this season.

The situation is similar to that at Tannadice, where some of McCall's 13 out-of-contract players will find that their deals will not be renewed, whether or not the club avoid relegation from the Scottish Premier League.

"Of those, four or five may be staying, but the rest won't," he said.

It looks as if Martin Cameron will be going down to QPR
St Mirren boss John Coughlan
"I must now do all I can to bring in the right sort of fresh faces."

McCall has already been linked with three players from his former club, Falkirk.

Midfielder Mark Kerr is remoured to have signed a pre-contract agreement and Lee Miller is another target, but fellow forward Collin Samuel is likely to be outwith United's budget.

Inverness Caledonian Thistle striker Dennis Wyness, whose goal on Sunday knocked Celtic out of the Scottish Cup, fuelled rumours that he had signed a pre-contract agreement with a Scottish Premier League club by saying that he expected to be playing at a higher level next season.

A move to former club Aberdeen fell through in January and Hearts appear to be favourites to capture him in the summer.

Rumours of pre-contract agreements have angered St Mirren manager John Coughlan.

"It looks as if Martin Cameron will be going down to QPR," he said.

"I've been told that he has signed a pre-contract, although the player denies it."

He also expects midfielder Ricky Gillies to join SPL outfit Partick Thistle.

Dumbarton's 19-year-old defender, Neill Collins, will on Wednesday start a two-day trial to Charlton Athletic, having also spent some time with Rangers.

Clyde goalkeeper Bryn Halliwell is close to agreeing a new deal with the First Division club, who have also secured a new two-year deal to retain the services of 18-year-old striker Mark Gilhaney.

Second Division Hamilton Academical are hoping to sign former Manchester United defender Alan McDermott, who played as a trialist against Raith Rovers on Saturday.










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