DUNDEE winger Declan McDaid will not be returning to Firhill on loan after all after the Championship club cancelled an agreement following a series of eye-catching displays for James McPake's side.

The 25-year-old came through the youth ranks at Morton before moving to Partick Thistle, where he spent four years before leaving for Ayr United in 2017.

McDaid had been set to re-join the Jags on loan for the remainder of the campaign once the lower leagues got the green light to resume, with Thistle announcing on 29 January that a deal to bring the midfielder on loan had been struck after Blair Spittal returned to Ross County.

Since then, however, McDaid has broken into the starting line-up at Dens Park and looked lively out wide - prompting the Championship club to cancel the loan agreement.

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A statement on Dundee's website read: "The club can confirm that Declan McDaid will remain at the Kilmac Stadium and will not join Partick Thistle on loan.

"A loan deal was announced in January, subject to the lower leagues returning, but after impressing in training and recent matches the decision has been made that Declan will stay with Dundee."