Craig Curran didn’t think twice about leaving Dundee United for Dundee

New Dundee striker Craig Curran has said that he didn’t think twice about switching Tannadice for Dens following his move from city rivals Dundee United.

Curran has teamed up once again with his one-time Ross County manager Jim McIntyre and has said it was an easy decision to join up with his old boss and the Dundee squad.

“I know Jim, I know the way he works,” he said.

“He knows how I work, I know the standards he expects and looking at the quality before I came here in the squad I knew we were capable of staying up.

“It was never a problem or worry about the position we were in the league.

“I know what we’ve got, and I know where we will be at the end of the year.

“It was an easy decision really.”

The new Dundee striker has joined a select group of players to cross the Dundee divide in leaving United for Dundee. Despite Dundee currently amid a relegation scrap, Curran said he had no second thoughts about the move.

“Not at all, as soon as I knew Jim was interested and looking at the quality of the lads here,” he said.

“I watched the game when they beat Hamilton and you can just see straight away.

“There is going to be times that’s gone past where there’s been bits of bad luck as well, but you can see in training every day.

“Everyone is up for the fight so like I said it was an easy decision.”

Being an ex-United striker may make it a little tougher for Curran to endear himself to the Dens Park faithful, however Curran believes that his commitment and work-rate will win over any doubters in the stands.

“I don’t know to be honest with you,” he said of potential wariness amongst Dundee fans.

“One thing that they won’t be able to fault is how much I give on the pitch and they’ll see that every minute I play.

“If that is the case it’s going to be up to me to win them over, but I am here to do a job.

“I am here to make sure we stay up.

“I am here to work as hard as I can, score goals, help the lads and get the club back where it should be.”

Curran could feature on Saturday as Dundee take on Queen of the South in the Scottish Cup at Dens and for the new Dundee striker the game is a chance to build momentum for the remainder of the season.

“It is our first game where we have to go and lay our marker down,” he said.

“We have to go out there and treat it as if we were playing Hibs, Hamilton, Celtic because they are going to come here for a fight.

“They are going to come here and look to win so it’s not going to be a walkover.

“We’ve got to make sure we take a good win, a good performance and take it into Wednesday against Hearts and build from that.”

Meanwhile, Dundee manager Jim McIntyre has revealed that he would prefer if Glen Kamara’s agreed move to Rangers went through now rather than at the end of the season.

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