Norwich City forward Tony Andreu makes dream start to Dundee United loan

Tony Andreu of Norwich City U23 celebrates after scoring during the Checkatrade Trophy match at Lond

Tony Andreu of Norwich City U23 celebrates after scoring during the Checkatrade Trophy match at London Road, Peterborough. Picture by Andy Kearns/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Andy Kearns/Focus Images Limited

Norwich City loanee Tony Andreu enjoyed the perfect start to his season with Dundee United by scoring the winner in their Irn Bru Cup fourth round tie against Peterhead.

Andreu joined United on a season-long loan on Wednesday and wasted little time in endearing himself to his new set of fans by netting the winner in extra time to make it 3-2.

Dundee boss Ray McKinnon admitted he is delighted to have the 28-year-old but admitted there were times on deadline day when he thought the deal wouldn't come off.

The Tannadice boss said: 'We worked hard to get Tony here and I believe there were five other clubs in for him.

'I was sweating all day on it and there were a few points where I didn't think it would happen.

'He scored a hat-trick against Peterborough the night before the deadline so it was all over Sky Sports and that alerted other people.

'But I'm delighted he made the choice to come here.'

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Andreu moved to Norwich at the start of February in 2015 but has made just one start during his time with the Canaries.

Andreu will still have another year left on his contract at Carrow Road next summer and McKinnon revealed the Canaries will be supplementing all of his wages for the rest of the season.

'I sold the club to him and it was nothing to do with money because he's getting paid by Norwich,' he added. 'He wanted to come here because of the club and the way we want to play football. Tony thinks this is the best platform for him to get back playing football again.

'He's taken advice from good people and he knows United – that was a big part of his decision.

'He said that he loved playing at Tannadice when he was in Scotland before and knows we've got a good fan base.'