DUNDEE goalkeeper Michel Pageaud returned to French football last night as the Dens Park club felt the impact of the Bosman ruling. The 29-year-old, whose contract with the Tayside first division club expired last Friday, informed manager Jim Duffy that he is rejoining former club Valenciennes.

Dundee won't pick up a penny, because Pageaud has the right to freedom of movement within the European Union as a result of the Bosman decision. Dundee are now left with teenager Gary McGlynn as their only signed goalkeeper and Duffy will now intensify his search for an experienced man to take over from Pageaud at the start of the season.

q.NEALE Cooper, the former Aberdeen and Rangers midfielder, is the new manager of third division Ross County in succession to Bobby Wilson. Cooper, one of the heroes of Aberdeen's European Cup-winner's Cup triumph of 1983, said: ``I'm lucky enough to have played under managers I believe are among the very best in the game. I've played under Alex Ferguson, Graeme Souness, Walter Smith and Billy McNeill, and will be looking to use what I've learned from them to guide me in my new job.''