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Dundee United confirmed the loan signing of Farid El Alagui, subject to international clearance, until the end of the season.

Farid joined Brentford in the summer of 2012 from Falkirk where he scored 28 goals in his previous season. His two goals against Rangers, dumping them out of the the Scottish League Cup, made Farid a cult hero in that part of the world.

The Falkirk Brentford supporters crew have crossed the border on a number of occasions to see him play and were delighted to have seen him score against Carlisle in the FA Cup in what looks to have been probably his last goal for the club.

He scored three goals in his first five games before a knee injury kept him out for nearly a year. On his return he spearheaded an incredible comeback against Dagenham & Redbridge and scored a fantastic last minute equaliser at The Priestfield Stadium against Gillingham. All in all he scored 6 goals in 18 appearances – 9 of which were starts.

Farid was known to for his positive attitude, his approachability, always acknowledging the fans, giving 100% and his ability to change the game with his enthusiasm, passion, graft and most importantly late goals.

It’s unfortunate that injury probably robbed Farid of a fantastic career at Brentford. Many think that if things had gone according to plan, Farid would have achieved Bobby Booker-style hero status down at a Griffin Park.

Despite his lack of game time, Farid formed a strong bond with Brentford fans and will be sorely missed. We wish him all the best at Dundee United and hope to see him back at Griffin Park very soon