Date: 21st December 2016 at 4:28pm
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Dundee United want to sign Hearts striker Conor Sammon on an emergency loan agreement.

The 30-year-old could stay at Tannadice for the rest of the season if a deal can be arranged, ideally in time for the weekend meeting with St Mirren.

Sammon has scored only twice in nineteen appearances since joining Hearts in the summer, although head coach Ian Cathro insists he remains part of his plans going forward.

“He’s a strong player, a very focused guy, a top professional,” he told BBC Scotland. “His work every day has been exemplary, so there’s no call for him to need support [after booing from own supporters]. Trust me, he’s fine and he’s an important player.”

The former Derry City marksman also includes spells with Kilmarnock, Wigan Athletic, Derby County and Sheffield United.