Vital Football

Latest Dundee United News

Defender Not Being Forced Out Of Tannadice.

Defender Not Being Forced Out Of Tannadice.

In the past, there have been many professional footballers who have been instructed by Dundee United to find themselves a new club.

Usually, when the club want to cut the wage bill, it`s the 1st team fringe players or those with long-term injuries that are the first to go.

Defender Steven Robb has been struggling with injuries for the past few seasons, so it was not a surprise that Dundee United told him he could leave Tannadice for 1st team football somewhere else.

However, it was a surprise that United have thrown the 25-year-old a safety net, by offering to allow him to return to Tannadice, if he can`t find himself a new employer.

Craig Levein has obviously been impressed by what little he`s seen of Robb in action, and in an usual move the United manager has given Robb the chance to stay at the club.

"I have spoken to Steven and we won`t be signing him on a new contract but, unusually, it is absolutely nothing to do with his ability," Levein admitted to the Dundee Courier.

"He needs first-team football every week and I can`t guarantee him that right now. I couldn`t put him in as a definite starter because he has had that many problems."

"We had a long discussion and agreed that he needs to play as much as he can. I think Steven is a really good player and he has done well for me when fit."

"Right now he has been looking sharp in the reserves so he is going to see what else is available to him and I will keep the door open just in case. It is an unusual situation in the sense that it has been left up in the air."

"If he finds something that he fancies and wants to do then he will go and do it. But if he doesn`t and we get to the end of the summer then I will sit down with him again and look at the situation."


Related Links
Vital Football:
Dundee United Site
Latest SPL News
Club Menu:
Arab News
Match Previews/Reports
Fixtures/League Tables
Match Stats
Arab Articles
Arab Polls
Arab Competitions
Half-Time Quizzes
Arab Facts
Arab Humour
Arab Songbook
Dufc History
Trophy Cabinet
Managerial History
Away From Home
SPL Firsts (2007/08)
Squad Profiles
ArabFC Polls
Other Links
Arab Articles:
Welcome to ArabFC
A Lovely Shade Of Tangerine
The History Of The Tangerine
Why Are Utd Fans Called Arabs?
Contribute To ArabFC:
The Big Appeal
Suggest An Article
Suggest A Poll
Have Your Say:
Sign Up To ArabFC
Dundee United Forums
All SPL Forums

Writer:Arab Jacques
Date:Thursday May 1 2008
Time: 8:00AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Dundee United Articles

Dundee United 3 St Mirren 2

Blair Spittal struck a last-minute winner as Dundee United kept up their challenge for second place with a 3-2 victory against St Mirren at Tannadice.

Danish striker Thomas Mikkelsen earned them an early lead but Gary Mackenzie headed an equaliser before the interval.

Fellow loanee Tony Andreu then reclaimed the advantage midway through the second period, although that was cancelled out by Josh Todd inside the closing five minutes.

But there was still enough time remaining f

Stats: Dundee United v St Mirren

All the stats from Dundee United (3) vs (2) St Mirren, Tannadice, Sat 22nd Apr 3.00pm Att: 6,225

Team Line-Ups: Dundee United v St Mirren

Team line-ups for Dundee United v St Mirren at Tannadice.

Dundee United v St Mirren

Dundee United have a home fixture with improving St Mirren this afternoon.

Archived Vital Arabs Articles

Vital Arabs articles from

Site Journalists

Malpas
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Ray McKinnon was the right choice as manager?
Suggested By: Vital Arabs
Yes83%
No17%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Celtic 33 29 4 0 91 65
2 Aberdeen 33 21 4 8 67 35
3 Rangers 33 16 10 7 58 14
4 St. Johnstone 33 14 7 12 49 4
5 Hearts 33 12 9 12 45 8
6 Partick 33 10 11 12 41 -3
7 Kilmarnock 33 7 14 12 35 -19
8 Ross County 33 7 12 14 33 -17
9 Hamilton 33 6 14 13 32 -18
10 Motherwell 33 8 8 17 32 -23
11 Dundee 33 8 6 19 30 -20
12 Inverness 33 4 13 16 25 -26
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Dundee United Results (view all)

Dundee United Fixtures (view all)

Apr 29 2017 5:15PM : Dumbarton (H)
Scottish Championship
May 6 2017 3:00PM : Morton (a)
Scottish Championship
Vital Football Comment