Goodwillie told to head south

Dundee United's David Goodwillie

Dundee United's David Goodwillie

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DUNDEE United manager Peter Houston has urged striker David Goodwillie to move to England, which could be good news for Blackpool.

The Seasiders have bid for the 22-year-old Scotland striker, who is on the radar of several other Championship clubs as well as Glasgow giants Celtic and Rangers.

But Tannadice boss Houston fears a move to the Old Firm would spell trouble for the controversial frontman.

He said: “I don’t think Glasgow is the right place for David. Half the city hate you. They are waiting on you going into a pub or to give you stick.

“Up until the last couple of days David has felt the same way. I spoke to him two days ago.

“My fear is that he will go down the wrong road and someone, knowing he is good with his mitts, will use something else. And from that there is no comeback.”

Dundee United want around £2m for Goodwillie, which is believed to be far more than Pool offered.

Houston added: “There was a bid from England nowhere near. Teams are coming in with paltry sums thinking Dundee United will bite.

“Some of the stuff that has come in from English teams hasn’t been worth the money.”