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Paul Heffernan is Premier class again with his Dundee move


Paul Heffernan

Paul Heffernan

Paul Heffernan

MUCH-TRAVELLED Irish striker Paul Heffernan is on the move again as he has quit Hibernian and earned a move back to the SPL by joining Dundee FC.

The Wicklow native has lined out for eight clubs in England and Scotland and spent the first half of this season in the Scottish second tier with Hibs, scoring one goal in 13 games for the side this term.

But Dundee have moved to add Heffernan, 33, to their squad and aid in their push for the top six in the SPL this season.

Heffernan began his season career with Notts County in 2000 and had successful spells with Bristol City and Doncaster, also lining out for Sheffield Wednesday before a move to Scotland in 2011. He scored once in three apperances for the Irish U21 side in 2002.

As Heffernan arrives, one Irish player has left Dundee as current U21 cap Philip Roberts has ended a disappointing spell with the club and moved to Scottish Championship side Alloa until the end of the season.

Former Arsenal trainee Roberts joined Dundee last season from Falkirk but struggled and failed to score in 10 appearances this term. He made his long-awaited Ireland U21 debut in a defeat to Norway last year.

Also in Scotland, striker Ola Adeyemo has left Dundee United and joined East Fife on loan until the end of the season.

Adeyemo has been called up by Nigeria at underage level but the player is also eligible for Ireland as he was raised here and played for a number of Irish clubs before his move to Scotland, and Irish U21 team boss Noel King is aware of the player's eligibility for Ireland.