Dundee United manager Csaba Laszlo is pleased to add “aggression” to his team after completing the signing of former Rangers defender Bilel Mohsni.
The 30-year-old Tunisian international has signed a short-term deal until the end of the season after training with United for three weeks.
Mohsni served a seven-match ban after punching and kicking Lee Erwin following a play-off defeat to Motherwell in his final game for Rangers in 2015.
Laszlo told United’s official website: “Bilel is someone who can add aggression to our team. He will win headers in both boxes. It has been frustrating having to wait for clearance but I am happy it is now all clear.”
Mohsni is expected to be named in United’s squad for Saturday’s visit of Dunfermline. He was recommended to the club by former United hero Paul Sturrock, their recently-appointed chief scout in England, who managed the centre-back at Southend.
Mohsni, who has played in his native France and Tunisia since leaving Rangers, said: “I am delighted to be back in Scottish football. I played under Paul Sturrock down south and he was always talking about this club to me. I know all about Dundee United.
“Once the manager made the call, I knew I wanted to come to Tannadice and I want to help United win as many games as possible and achieve our goal of promotion.”
United’s midweek home defeat by Queen of the South means they could drop out of the Ladbrokes Championship top four if they lose on Saturday. They have only won two of their last nine matches.