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Dempsey On Trial At Dundee


DUNDEE have offered former Aberdeen and Dunfermline midfielder Gary Dempsey the chance to join the club as a trialist.

The 30-year-old is looking for a new club in Scotland after ending the season playing in Ireland with Bray Wanderers.

Dundee manager Barry Smith is working under a transfer embargo and has been speaking to free agents. Former St Mirren man Tom Brighton has played two matches, while former Morton player Stewart Greacen joined this week.

Players can be named as a trialist a maximum of three times and Smith said: “I’ve spoken to Gary’s agent and said if he wants to come here I’d be happy. He’s been to a few clubs since leaving Scotland and was in Ireland until their season finished.

“He’s looking to get back to the UK so it would be a chance for him to put himself in the shop window.

“If these guys want a game and a chance to let someone look at them then we’ll provide a platform.

“I wouldn’t ask any of them to hang on but, as with Tam Brighton and Stewart Greacen, it’s a chance to put yourself in the shop window.”

Defender Greacen, who is considering a move to Iceland, believes turning out for Dundee will help him find a new club.

He said: “I know Barry from playing at Morton and he asked if I wanted to come in for a bit of training.

“I am looking for a new club but have been training on my own in the gym, which is not nearly as good as proper training with a team.

“It’s strange being on trial at a club where you know they can’t sign you, but it’s a chance to help Barry out while it also suits me.

“I am a free agent so hopefully people out there know I’m looking for something and if I get a game or two they will be able to take a look.”

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