Simon Murray reveals why he signed for Dundee

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Simon Murray

Simon Murray has spoken about his decision to join Dundee.

The Hibs striker has signed for the club on loan until the end of the season after a frenetic transfer deadline day.

Murray scored 25 goals in two seasons at Dundee United before moving to Hibernian last summer, where he has netted 14 times.

Murray, who began his career at Montrose and has also had a spell at Arbroath, joins on loan until the end of the season.

He goes straight into the squad for Saturday’s clash against Ross County.

Murray told Dundee’s official website that getting more  game time was a key factor behind the move.

He said: “The first game at Dens will be special. I am looking forward to helping the team.

“I am delighted to get it done and I am looking forward to being at the game on Saturday.

“I woke up this morning and had a call from [Hibs manager] Neil Lennon. The gaffer here spoke about his plans. As soon as I spoke to him about getting more game time I was keen to get it done.”

Yesterday’s signing came on the same day that Dundee sold Jack Hendry and Scott Bain to Celtic.

Dundee say the undisclosed fee received for Hendry is a record for the club.

Murray will wear squad number 17.

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