Anger at Scotland decision
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Dundee United have been stunned by Jason Scotland being refused a work permit.Dundee United have been stunned by the news that Jason Scotland has been refused a work permit.
Scotland was due to be offered a new two-year deal with The Terrors after completing two years at Tannadice with the SPL side.
However, the Trinidad & Tobago star has been refused a work permit by Scottish officials, a decision which has infuriated United.
"Dundee United are astonished at this decision by a panel consisting mainly of ex-footballers who have just taken away the right of one of their fellow professionals to work in this country," read a statement on the club website.
"We have been told that Jason was refused his work permit because he was not of the highest calibre and would not make a significant contribution to the Scottish game.
"This is the same player who featured in the whole 90 minutes of the Scottish Cup Final.
"A new two year contract was sitting on the table. Jason understandably, was also sought after by a number of other SPL clubs, which surely is significant.
"This panel came to what we believe to be an incredible decision considering the player's record since he came to Scotland.
"We have now put the matter in the hands of our legal representatives as we intend to fight this injustice to an excellent and popular footballer."