Queen of the South boss Gary Naysmith ‘surprised’ to sign Fraser Aird from Dundee United

Fraser Aird
Fraser Aird

Dundee United midfielder Fraser Aird has joined fellow Championship side Queen of the South.

Aird was a key player for United earlier in the season, contributing three goals and 12 assists in 22 games, but has fallen out of favour since Robbie Neilson took the reins.

The 23-year-old Canadian has gone to Dumfries on loan until the end of the season.

Queen of the South boss Gary Naysmith said: “I am delighted and also a little surprised that we have managed to bring Fraser to the club.

“With Dundee United changing their manager recently and Robbie wanting to bring in his own players, Fraser has found himself on the outside looking in in recent weeks and once we thought we had a chance of getting him we moved quickly to add him to the squad.

“He is only 23 and is a current Canadian international, who was in outstanding form for Dundee United earlier in the season.

“He has three goals and twelve assists from 19 games this season and is someone who will add another dimension to our attacking threat.

“Fraser is comfortable playing on either wing, he has a lot of experience for someone his age having played over 150 games for Rangers, Vancouver, Dunfermline, Falkirk and Dundee United as well as having eight caps for Canada.”