McCraken Returns To The Dees

Last updated : 05 February 2024 By ed_Scottish Fitba

C:WindowsTempphp343F.tmpGoalkeeper Jon McCracken has returned, from Norwich City, to Dundee for the remainder of the season subject to international clearance.  McCraken signed and was with Dundee since July and was involved in pre-season preparations including playing in the Viaplay Cup and played in the Dees’ first league match of the season against Motherwell.  Norwich recalled McCracken after he had played four competitive matches due to a change in their goalkeeping department.  Things changed again when McCraken moved to Accrington Stanley on an emergency loan and played 13 times for the League Two side before returning to his home club.

McCracken  said: “It feels good to be back at the club and to see familiar faces again. Once I got the initial phone call about coming back, I spoke to the manager and I was eager to get back to the club. I really enjoyed the games I played for Dundee, I got one game at home on the first day of the season against Motherwell and it was a great atmosphere. I am looking forward to seeing the fans again because they followed us home and away when I was here and I know they will do that again.”

Dundee manager, Tony Docherty said: “I’m delighted to have Jon back at the club, he made a big impression on everybody at the start of the season. He played four matches for us, three in the League Cup and one in the League keeping two clean sheets for us. He is a really competent goalkeeper, he’s very popular amongst the boys in the dressing room and he will fit right back into the dressing room. It is important for me to have strong competition in every position for the last part of the season and I want that with our goalkeepers and bringing Jon in gives us a real level of competition.”