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Good loan signing for United

Dundee United have agreed the loan signing of Newcastle United central defender Curtis Good until the end of the season, subject to international clearance.

Good, 20, Australian-born but holding a British passport, will go straight into manager Jackie McNamara's squad for the Partick Thistle game on Saturday.

Good joined Newcastle in the summer of 2012 on a six-year deal from Melbourne Heart, before making his competitive debut for the Magpies in a League Cup match against Morecambe in August 2013.

He spent time on loan at Bradford City last season and has been capped by Australia at U20 and U23 levels.

Manager McNamara said: "Curtis comes to us highly recommended and from a well-respected club. He is left footed and can play as either a central defender or left-back.

"These are areas that require cover and it was important this was addressed during the window.

"He is six foot one and strong and should give a different option to the defenders already at the club. I am very happy to have this deal completed; it offers Curtis the opportunity to get some game time whilst enhancing our squad for the latter part of the season."