Josh Meekings in talks over long-term deal at Dundee

Dundee FC defender Josh Meekings pictured after signing at Dens Park.

Defender Josh Meekings is set to extend his stay at Dundee beyond the end of the season.

The 25-year-old signed up at Dens Park near the end of August on a one-year deal, but an injury from his time at Inverness Caley Thistle meant he didn’t make his debut until mid-October.

Since then, though, he has impressed at the heart of the defence and it’s understood that’s prompted boss Neil McCann to open talks over a longer-term deal.

With several clubs sniffing around his central defensive partner Jack Hendry, tying Meekings up on a new deal makes sense.

He did miss last weekend’s victory at St Johnstone because of the injury he suffered in the Boxing Day collision that left Celtic’s Johnny Hayes with a broken leg.

Meekings is, though, expected to be fit for the visit of former employers Inverness to Dens in the Scottish Cup a fortnight on Saturday.