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Midfielder could return

Midfielder Danny Swanson could start for Dundee United in their opening SPL game against Kilmarnock at Tannadice.

The 24-year-old appeared late on in the midweek Europa League qualifier against Slask Wroclaw after recovering from a long-standing back problem. However, fellow midfielder Scott Robertson is definitely ruled out, while summer recruits Willo Flood, John Rankin and Gary Mackay-Steven are all in the squad.

"I went to see them [Kilmarnock] play Preston the other night and the coaching staff have been watching them throughout pre-season," manager Peter Houston told The Courier. "They have a lot of new faces but what struck me was the experience they have in their side.

"They were able to make eight changes and every one was a first-team player," he added. "They will be out to get their season off to a flying start and that is our aim as well so we will be hoping to continue where we left off against Slask."

Kilmarnock are missing three of their own summer arrivals, Danny Racchi, Danny Buijs and Paul Heffernan, due to minor knocks. Goalkeeper Anssi Jaakkola is also unavailable but Ben Hutchinson should be involved after receiving international clearance.

Dundee United (from): Pernis, Dillon, Severin, Dixon, Kenneth, Douglas, Smith, Watson, Flood, Rankin, Armstrong, Mackay-Stevens, Goodwillie, Russell, Daly, Swanson, Hilson, Banks

Kilmarnock (from): Bell, Clancy, Hay, Fowler, O'Leary, Ada, Silva, Kelly, Dayton, Harkins, Kroca, Gros, Pascali, Berntsson, Fisher, McKay, Kennedy, Letheren

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Date:Sunday July 24 2011

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