Ex-Dundee United defender set for British football return after UAE stint

Ryan McGowan

Former Dundee United defender Ryan McGowan is set for a return to British football with Bradford City.

The Bantams have agreed a deal with United Arab Emirates club Al-Sharjah for the 28-year-old, who is expected to undergo a medical at Valley Parade today.

Although several details are still to be finalised, a deal could be confirmed before Bradford’s clash with AFC Wimbledon tomorrow, subject to international clearance.

McGowan played more than 40 games for the Tangerines in a year-long spell at Tannadice after joining up from Chinese Superleague outfit Shandong Luneng Taishan. In a surprise move he then headed back to China and Henan Jianye in January 2016.

From there the Australian international switched to Al-Sharjah in August of last year.