McKay joins Dundee United

Billy Mckay
Billy Mckay

BILLY Mckay has joined Dundee United on a season-long loan.

Latics accepted a bid of around £200,000 for the player yesterday but negotiations for a permanent move stalled.

The 26-year-old signed for Latics in January but has struggled to make his mark after arriving at the DW Stadium from Inverness for around £150,000.

Mckay has failed to find the net during his brief spell at Wigan, despite being his former club’s top scorer.

Gary Caldwell confirmed earlier this week that he wants to bring in “two or three” new faces ahead of next week’s transfer window deadline.

A striker could well be high up on his list now with Mckay’s imminent departure and Shaquile Coulthirst returning to Tottenham through injury.