Dundee United manager Peter Houston is confident Radoslaw Cierzniak will prove to be an excellent addition to his squad.
The Polish stopper replaces Dusan Pernis as the club’s number one goalkeeper after joining on a two-year deal with the option of a third season.
Cierzniak, 29, has one cap for his country and arrives in Scotland after a spell with Cracovia.
Speaking to STV, Houston said: “I’m pleased with the players we’ve brought in. First and foremost they are good players.
“Of the players we’ve brought it Rade [Cierzniak] we had in here for ten days training last year. Stevie Banks worked him very hard but he looks a good goalkeeper.
“He looks like a good shot stopper and although I’m expecting a lot from him, we have to be patient as he’s in a new country, a new type of football.”
United have brought in a succession of successful foreign goalkeepers starting with Grzegorz Szamotulski, Lukasz Zaluska and Dusan Pernis.
And Houston sees no reason why the player can’t play his way back into the international scene if he performs on Tayside.
He added: “He’s got a huge opportunity. I think there’s an opportunity there for any goalkeeper, if you do well in a foreign country it forces the manager of the national team to come and watch you.
“Hopefully the national manager of Poland will be over to see Rade very soon because he’s doing well here.”
The keeper himself added: “I’m very happy to be here because Dundee United have very good players and play good football.
“I saw all last season’s games and I’m happy I can play with this side.”
United have earned a place in the Europa League qualifiers this season and Cierzniak says he’d love to come up against a side from his homeland.
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