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Last Updated: Thursday, 8 May, 2003, 12:50 GMT 13:50 UK
Rocket jets in to Tannadice
Collin Samuel (left) in Scottish Cup action for Falkirk against Dundee
Collin Samuel (left) has quickly risen to stardom with Falkirk
Jason Scotland has arrived at Dundee United hoping to prove that the SPL is the natural home for his striking talents.

The 24-year-old, nicknamed "Rocket", is on trial with the Scottish Premier League club along with fellow Trinidad and Tobago international Devon Mitchell.

Scotland, who has turned down a new deal with his club, Defence Force, has already made his mark on Tayside.

He scored against Dundee during a winter break friendly in January.

Scotland said: "While my time with the Defence Force team was very fruitful, I decided that last season would have been my last.

"At the moment, I'm not attached to any club, while there is interest from two."

Scotland, along with international team-mate Gary Glasgow, also travelled to China in February for a trial with Beijing Guoan.

Mitchell, a club-mate of Glasgow's at San Juan Jabloteh, will also be remembered as a trialist at Falkirk along with Collin Samuel.

Both players were wanted by the First Division club only to have their initial requests for a work permit turned down.

Samuel had his permit granted on appeal and this season has helped Falkirk to the championship.

The striker is expected to win a summer transfer to English Premiership side Everton after a successful trial earlier in the season.

Mitchell, who can play in midfield and up front, will hope to again impress former United boss Ian McCall, the man who discovered the pair for Falkirk.


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