Raith Rovers boss Ray McKinnon thrilled to snap up freed Dundee United attacker Aidan Connolly

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BY IAIN COLLIN – @CCP_sport

Raith Rovers have snapped up freed Dundee United attacker Aidan Connolly for the remainder of the season.

The 20-year-old, who was also being tracked by Kilmarnock, held talks with the Kirkcaldy club on Thursday night and met with manager Ray McKinnon yesterday to put pen to paper.

(Pic: Raith TV)
(Pic: Raith TV)

The Stark’s Park boss remains keen to add a striker to his squad but has hailed the capture of Connolly as a major coup for the Fifers.

McKinnon, who played with Connolly’s dad, Paddy, during his time with Dundee United, said: “Aidan is a very talented player, who is very technical and creative on the ball.

“He’s young but he has plenty of Premiership experience under his belt and he’ll bring something different to the squad.

“You can never have enough players of his kind in the squad.

“As soon as we heard he was leaving Dundee United we were very interested to get him in and I’m over the moon to sign him.

“We can offer him game-time for Raith Rovers and hopefully he can get back playing regularly and we can help him get his career back on track.”

@IainCollin

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