Curtis Good set for Dundee United return

World Cup heartbreak story Curtis Good could be set to boost his 2015 AFC Asian Cup hopes with Dundee United eager to bring him back to the club on loan for the 2014-15 season.

The 21-year-old missed final selection for Australia’s 2014 FIFA World Cup squad due to a hip injury sustained in his international debut against Ecuador in March.

However, Socceroos boss Ange Postecoglou is known to be a big fan of the former Melbourne Heart man but has made it clear game-time and fitness are key to Asian Cup selection.

Good is not in the first-team picture at parent club Newcastle United, but was a regular when fit on loan at Dundee United in the second half of last season. He impressed in five appearances for United before injury intervened.

The Magpies will ultimately decide Good’s immediate future, with the youngster still recovering after undergoing surgery on the injury, but the Tangerines are clearly keen to bring him back to Scotland.

“The talks with Curtis have been positive and we are actively seeking to bring him back to the club,” Dundee United boss Jackie McNamara told The UK Courier.

“He hasn’t recovered from his injury yet but he has had an operation to fix his hip problem and I believe he will be back doing running, possibly next week or the week after that.

“Newcastle are waiting to see what is happening with their squad but I would say that we are positive on that score.

“The speed at which we can get anything done will depend on Newcastle.

“They need to decide if it is something that they want for themselves and Curtis for this year.

“I would, though, hope that it will be done as soon as possible. If we can get Curtis in then I think I would be happy with that.”