DUNDEE United boss Craig Levein is hoping the possibility of playing European football next season could help lure Danny Cadamarteri to the Scottish Premier League.
The Tangerines cut the gap on third-paced Hearts to two points with four games to go thanks to their 2-1 win at Hibs.
Frontman Cadamarteri, 29, played his 50th and final Town game at Orient after rejecting a new contract last week.
Levein signed Cadamarteri when he was manager of Leicester and has been tracking the former Bradford man for weeks – but other English clubs are believed to be interested as well.
The Tannadice Park club have Jon Daly out long-term through injury while Spanish striker Francisco Sandaza is being tracked by a string of clubs in his homeland.
In the meantime, Levein will let the shackles of his existing players, explaining: “It’s all about wins from here on.”Related content
United have games against Aberdeen, Celtic, Hearts and Rangers to go, and the boss added: “We’ve a European place to go for, and we are at that stage where a point is no good. It has to be three.”
Former Town striker Lucas Akins is back at his SPL parent club Hamilton after a loan spell at Partick Thistle.
The 20-year-old netted once in eight outings for the Glasgow-based Scottish First Division side.
He has played 11 times for Hamilton, who signed him on a two-year contract last summer.