Ex-FC Eindhoven striker Patrick N’Koyi backed to become firm fans’ favourite after joining Dundee United

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RAY McKINNON has backed Patrick N’Koyi to be a massive hit with the Dundee United fans after snapping up the all-action striker on a one-year deal.

N’Koyi has become McKinnon’s fifth new recruit of the summer as the Tangerines manager pieces together a new-look squad capable of winning promotion back to the Premiership.

The 27-year-old, who was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo but brought up in the Netherlands, has spent most of his career in the Dutch First Division with the likes of FC Eindhoven, Fortuna Sittard and MVV Maastricht, but has also had spells with Rapid Bucharest and Petrolul Ploiesti in Romania.

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And McKinnon believes he can make a a huge impression at Tannadice.

He said: “Patrick is a big, strong, athletic goalscorer. He has good pace and can score with both feet.

“He will add to our attacking threat and offers a different impact to the attackers already here.

“I am delighted with this signing, and I believe he will become a big favourite with the United fans.”

McKinnon is looking to add at least one more striker to his options and another goalkeeper after bringing in James Keatings, Billy King, Tam Scobbie and Paul McMullan so far.

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Talks are also on-going with Fraser Fyvie after Hibs took the offer of a three-year deal off the table for the former Aberdeen and Wigan Athletic midfielder.

The United boss has his sights set on making the signings he believes can win the Championship and avoid a repeat of the heartache they suffered in their failed promotion bid via the play-offs last term.

And N’Koyi, who will be officially unveiled on Monday, has vowed to be an integral part of that assault on the title.

He told the club’s website: “I am excited to join Dundee United. I have met my team-mates and visited both the ground and the training facility and cannot wait to pull on the tangerine jersey.

“I am here to score the goals that will help this club win the title. I look forward to showing the fans what I can do.”

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