Published: 5th March 2021
We can confirm that Our Academy graduates Chris Mochrie, Kieran Freeman and Ross Graham have returned to Montrose, Peterhead and Cove Rangers on loan for the remainder of the season.
All three players had been on loan with their respective clubs earlier this season but returned to first team training at St Andrews after the suspension of the lower leagues.
They now go back out to continue their development and get regular first team training - challenging at the top end of League One - before returning to Tannadice in the summer.
Head of Player Pathway and Loans Brian Grant said: "It's fantastic to see the lads can get back out on loan for much-needed game time. This season has obviously brought unique challenges and it was unfortunate that our players had their time on loan cut short when they were really doing well.
"Thankfully the correct decision has been made to get the lower leagues back up and running, and Chris, Kieran and Ross can get back on to the pitch to enjoy the rest of the season.
"The three of them have been in and around the first team since returning and we've seen Chris in a few matchday squads. It means they're right up to speed fitness-wise and they can hit the ground running when they return to action later this month.
"These next few months will be key for their development as they not only face the demands of playing adult football, but also the challenge of competing at the top end of League One, with all three clubs capable of finishing in the play-offs come the end of the campaign."