Dundee United invite striker Jordan Robertson for trial
Jordan Robertson started 16 matches for United during his previous spell there
Dundee United have invited former on-loan striker Jordan Robertson for a trial after his release from prison.
The 23-year-old was sentenced to 32 months in prison for causing death by dangerous driving following a crash on the M1 motorway in 2008.
United are on the lookout for a new striker as captain Jon Daly prepares to have hernia surgery.
"While here in 2007-08, he scored against Hearts and Ross County, so he's a goal-scorer" said boss Peter Houston.
Robertson was brought to Tannadice for a season from Sheffield United while Craig Levein was in charge at Tannadice.
Irish striker Daly could be out until April, leaving Houston with just David Goodwillie, Johnny Russell and Andis Shala up front.
The experienced Danny Cadamarteri was allowed to leave Tannadice on the final day of the January transfer window.
Houston praised the goal-scoring instincts of Robertson, who netted four times during his loan spell on Tayside.
"He was a young lad who was up on loan from Sheffield United when Craig Levein was the manager, and scored a couple of goals against Hearts at Tynecastle, scored on his debut against Ross County, so he is a goal scorer," said the United boss.
"But he was a very young boy at the time. He lost his place in the team, he was substituted just towards the end of his loan period and he had some personal problems with his family down south and he went back slightly early.
"He's obviously had an issue and personal problems as well.
"He was training with Reading a fortnight ago and I was made aware that he was looking for a club and I'd invited him up to Scotland to come and train with us again and see how he does.
"He wants to try and get his career back on track, and start playing football again. He isn't with a club and will see how he is in training, and if he's any good then we'll sit down and talk."
The United manager also talked up the abilities of the strikers already available to him at the SPL club.
"We've got good young strikers," he said.
"Andis Shala has been desperate for a chance, Johnny Russell has been doing exceptionally well and he is a striker, I have always said that.
Houston is hopeful that Daly, who has bounced back from serious injuries in his career, could return sooner than predicted.
"He is out for four to six weeks but, knowing Jon's character, he might be back before that and that's the hope," said Houston.
"He's a big player for us, but if you can't run or kick the ball without getting bother, then it's time to get it fixed."
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