Dundee snap up French goalkeeper Malherbe as Scott Bain replacement

Jeremy Malherbe

French goalkeeper Jeremy Malherbe has been unveiled for Dundee after an extended trial at the club.

The free agent has been on manager Neil McCann’s radar since the middle of November when he arrived trying to win a contract, as revealed by the Tele.

The 26-year-old stopper initially left the club but then returned in December and now the Dark Blues have now extended his stay.

He has signed a short-term deal until the end of the season.

Neil has been on the lookout for a new keeper since the end of October after a falling out between himself and former No 1 Scott Bain.

Bain was exiled from the first team until joining Hibs at the start of the winter break on loan until the end of the season when his contract at Dens will come to an end.

That’s meant a chance for former deputy Elliott Parish, one he’s certainly taken, keeping four clean sheets in his 10 appearances.

And that form is expected to see Parish keep the gloves as play gets back under way on January 20 in the Scottish Cup at home to Inverness.

That’ll see Malherbe come in as back-up keeper in place of youngster Calum Ferrie, who has been on the bench in recent weeks.

Malherbe has most recently been playing in Belarus for Dinamo Brest where he saved the decisive penalty in the final of the Belarusian Cup last season.

Before that he played 32 times for Roeselare in the Belgian Second Division after spells at French clubs Reims, Gap and Grenoble.