Steven Fletcher has backed Jim Goodwin to guide Dundee United "back where it belongs".

The former Scotland international has left Dundee United by mutual consent. 

It follows on a matter of weeks after the Tannadice club's relegation from the Premiership.

The 36-year-old scored ten goals in 39 appearances for the Tangerines in all competitions last term.

But his decent form in front of goal could not stop United's slide, as they dropped into the Championship for the third time in 25 years.

"I would like to thank everyone at the club for the warm reception my family and I received, and the fans for welcoming me with open arms - that's something that will never leave me," Fletcher said.

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"I know this club will be back where it belongs with the group of players that remain here under Jim’s guidance, and I wish the boys, the Gaffer, and the supporters all the very best for the future."

Goodwin had hoped to keep the experienced forward despite relegation for United. 

But both parties will now plan for the future separately. 

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