Date: 3rd January 2018 at 7:56pm
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Colchester United midfielder Craig Slater has joined Dundee United on loan until the end of the season.

The 23-year-old former Kilmarnock schemer has struggled for regular inclusion this term after the effects of double hernia surgery in February and more recently a hip injury.

However, the one-time Scotland Under-21 international still totals 42 appearances and three goals for the Essex club since arriving in July 2016.

The Tangerines were in need of reinforcements following Scott Fraser [fractured foot] and Fraser Fyvie [cruciate ligaments] being ruled out for the rest of the season.