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Last Updated: Friday, 16 May, 2003, 14:06 GMT 15:06 UK
United snap up Robson
Barry Robson (right) in action for Caley Thistle
Barry Robson has scored 13 goals for Caley Thistle this season
Dundee United manager Ian McCall has strengthened his squad by signing Barry Robson and extending Charlie Miller's contract.

Robson joins from Inverness Caley Thistle on a three-year contract in a deal worth "nearer 50,000 than 100,000" according to McCall.

Midfielder Miller has also signed a new one-year deal with the club and McCall believes both players can now make an impact on the international scene with Scotland.

McCall said: "They are players with natural talent, good entertainment value.

"Other clubs were interested in them so we are delighted to have fended them off.

"I don't want to pick Berti Vogts' team for him but Charlie is a proven player at SPL level and deserves his chance and Barry has got that talent as well."

Aberdeen staged a late bid to snap up Robson, but the former Rangers youth opted for Tannadice.

United had an offer for 24-year-old Robson turned down by Caley Thistle during the January transfer window.

The Tayside outfit are also in the advanced stages of negotiations with Falkirk about a compensation package that would allow midfielder Mark Kerr to be re-united with former manager McCall.

United might also renew their interest in Craig Burley, after he was released by Derby County on Thursday.

However, fellow Scotland international Derek McInnes has told United that he is not interested in moving back to Scotland from relegated West Bromwich Albion.

Former Rangers and Hibernian midfielder Russell Latapy will not be offered a new deal by United at the end of his short-term contract.

McCall is interested in Alloa Athletic winger Richard Walker and has also been linked with Ross County goalkeeper Tony Bulloch.

Defender Danny Griffin's contract with United ends in the summer and McCall hopes to come up with a financial package that will persuade the Northern Ireland international to remain at Tannadice.

Derek Lilley had been told that he would not be offered a new deal, but McCall admits that he may have a re-think after the former Leeds United striker impressed in recent games.

United might not be able to come up with the cash necessary to make defender Andy Tod's loan spell from Bradford City a permanent move.

Jason Scotland and Devon Mitchell have impressed on trial, but McCall continues to assess the Trinidad and Tobago internationals.




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