There have been two further moves out of the club this morning with one player returning to the junior ranks.

A deal has been agreed to sell forward David Booth to junior side Banks O’ Dee. The 23 year old originally debuted for the club under Billy Anderson at the end of the 2003/04 season after coming through the youth ranks and returned in 2006/07 under Dave Cormie for a short spell. Booth came back to Christie Park last summer for a third spell after turning out for Formartine United and East End in the junior leagues and netted his first and only goal for the club in a 4-1 win over Lossiemouth at the end of August. He made the last of his 25 squad appearances last term coming on as a sub in the five-nil home win over Strathspey Thistle in May.

While Booth moves on, there has been a further departure, this time on the coaching staff with Doug Baxter moving on due to work and personal commitments.

Speaking to the club website this morning on both moves, Manager John Teasdale said.

“We wish David all the best and feel with him being a young lad it’d be better for him to get some regular football at his age.

It’s a blow to lose someone like Dougie in the dugout as he’s a great guy who was very enthusiastic but unfortunately due to work commitments and another kid on the way he felt he couldn’t give us the commitment he would’ve like to. I am looking to get someone else in helping myself and Gary Welsh out and may have someone lined up.”

While Booth becomes the fourth player to leave the club this summer following the exits of Michael Ewen, Craig Dorrat and Martin Skinner, the black and gold’s boss has stressed that he is still trying to get players in to strengthen the squad.

“I understand that supporters may be getting worried about the lack of signings having signed the two youngsters who had left Dundee but selling on four of last season’s squad.

Unfortunately over the last couple of week I’ve had to go back to America but I have been talking to a number of players at both Highland League and Scottish League level and there may be two or three moves in the works while I also have my eye on four other possible transfer targets.

I feel right now it’s all about identifying who is available and at the right price who has the right stature and is the right player who can Improve the squad.

There’s no pressure to go out and win the league this coming season, I’ve signed a two year deal with the club but I do want to build up a side that is capable of challenging for honours if it means we have to bide our time in doing so.”

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