Banks takes new Tannadice role

02 June 2009 05:50
The 37-year-old has agreed a three-year contract a day after leaving the Edinburgh club.[LNB]Banks went from first-choice stopper at Tynecastle to youth-team goalkeeping coach earlier this season but he will be involved in the United first team.[LNB]Levein has signed him as back-up keeper but the Englishman may find himself as a number one again if United struggle to find a replacement for Lukasz Zaluska, who is moving to Celtic.[LNB]Levein told Dundee United's official website: "With Lukasz Zaluska, Michael McGovern and now Scott Thomson all leaving, I wanted to find an experienced goalkeeper who could still play at the highest level and had the necessary qualifications to act as goalkeeping coach.[LNB]"I had to act quickly to secure the services of Stevie Banks who meets these criteria in every respect.[LNB]"Stevie will act as back-up keeper for our new first-team keeper, but has such experience and ability that I'd have no hesitation in starting him in the first team, should the replacement for Lukasz take a little longer than anticipated to find."[LNB][LNB]

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