Brentford sign Ali Coote from Dundee Utd
By Sophie Morris
Last Updated: 22/06/17 12:38pm
Brentford have signed 19-year-old Dundee United midfielder Ali Coote for their B team.
The Scotland youth international made three league starts and 16 appearances overall for the Tangerines last season, scoring two goals.
Coote made a decisive impact from the bench on many occasions last season, as Dundee United failed to win promotion to the Scottish Premiership via the play-offs.
Speaking in May, Dundee United manager Ray McKinnon said: “Ali is just 18 but comes into the team and does a good job.
“Each time he comes in he does well. He takes his chance when he’s given it and that’s important.”
Coote, who signed for the Tangerines in July 2014, spent a period on loan at East Fife in 2016 before returning to Dundee United last summer.
He joins the Bees for an undisclosed fee, subject to international clearance, and will go straight into the B team’s pre-season programme.