The 26-year-old former Spurs and Liverpool defender's arrival north of the border has been the talk of Tayside with Caulker
wasting no time in sounding out local lad Kerr for some inside knowledge on the Dens Park club.
Dundee revealed Caulker
had trained with his new team-mates yesterday ahead of signing his contract.
It is thanks to people like Stephen Caulker
and before him Clarke Carlisle and Tony Adams, that mental illness is beginning to be recognised as a problem which has to be addressed in football.
QPR: Smithies 6, Bidwell 5, Hall 7, Caulker
8, Onuoha 7, Henry 6, Luongo 6, Gladwin 4 (Ngbakoto 11, 6), Chery 6 (Washington 90), Cousins 6, Polter 6
But they could not meet QPR's valuation of Caulker
and his teammate Matt Phillips, as Pulis pondered a double swoop.
Having come through the ranks at Tottenham Hotspur, Caulker
impressed on loan at Swansea City before eventually moving to Cardiff City.
The ECHO understands that Caulker
is fit and has been available for selection.
(above) is hoping for another first - facing Rooney and Manchester United in one of the season's biggest fixtures.
(right) added: "When the manager told me, I thought he was joking.
Fonte will, as a result, be unavailable for selection today, so Caulker
, who impressed manager Ronald Koeman as his replacement at City, is to retain his place.
scores (top); Henri Lansbury celebrates his goal (second top); players congratulate goalscorer Caulker
(above left); Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain nets England's fourth from the penalty spot (above right) and fans pack the stands to watch the action (left)
Former Tottenham centre-back Caulker
, rated at PS8million, is another target for the newly-promoted Hoops, but the Cardiff captain is also attracting interest from Liverpool, Everton and Southampton.