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Fourteen for '14: Meet Dundee United's marauding full back Euan Spark

Another kid with a big future at Tannadice, big things are expected of the defender.

Euan Spark, Dundee United, November 2013.
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The Dundee United academy is much admired for the technical ability of its graduates, but that does not mean all its best products are attacking or creative influences.

Euan Spark looks set to follow in the defensive footsteps of John Souttar and make a mark on the backline of United in the Scottish Premiership.

Spark has been part of the club's set-up since he was nine was recently rewarded for his Under-20s displays with a new contract until 2016.

A natural full-back, Spark is an adaptable defender with excellent composure on the ball and a keen competitive edge.

Arabs can expect to see a young lad unafraid of getting forward and creating chances when Spark makes his expected transition into the first team.

The vitals

Name: Euan Spark
Age: 17
Position: Defender
Previous clubs: None
First team appearances: None
First team goals: None

What his coaches say

Jackie McNamara: "Euan has great potential for us.

"He was signed up a few months ago and he’s involved with the Under-20s.

"He has done excellent in the Under-20s and we see a big future in him."

More on Euan Spark

You can follow Euan on Twitter @EuanSpark

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