All Whites striker Alex Greive moves to Dundee United in loan deal

All Whites striker Alex Greive has joined Scottish Championship side Dundee United in a short-term loan deal with his St Mirren club.

Greive (24) will stay at Dundee United till the end of the season, subject to approval by the Scottish Football Association.

Dundee United, who are second in the Championship and pressing for promotion to join St Mirren in the Premiership, are managed by Jim Goodwin, who signed Greive to St Mirren two years ago.

Main photo: Alex Greive … unveiled as a Dundee United player.

Greive said: “I’m very excited to join a football club the size of Dundee United.

“The team have made a great start to the season — this was part of the attraction. Hopefully, I can aid the efforts to build on that by contributing at the top end of the pitch.

“I’m looking forward to working with the manager again and helping the club get back to the top flight where they belong.”

After signing Greive for a second time, Goodwin told United’s website: “Alex is a very intelligent player with good movement and an infectious workrate.

“He keeps a cool head in front of goal and will enjoy playing in our team given the number of chances we create on a consistent basis, complimenting the strikers we already have at the club.

“I’m looking forward to working closely with him again, and I am confident he will play a key role in helping us achieve our objectives for the season.”

St Mirren manager Stephen Robinson told his club’s website: “This opportunity arose for Alex to go and get more game time which was something we felt we couldn’t guarantee him at this moment in time.

“It’s a good chance for him to go and get more playing time and frees up some money for us to potentially add to the squad during the window.

“We wish Alex the best of luck during his time at Dundee United.”

Greive joined St Mirren in January 2022 after playing his club football for Papakura City, Waitakere City and Birkenhead United.

All Whites’ next fixtures

Meanwhile, Greive’s next potential appearance for the All Whites is in late March when New Zealand take part in the four-nation W Cup in the United Arab Emirates.

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