Vital Football

Latest Dundee United News

Tangerines take on managerless Saints

Tangerines take on managerless Saints

Dundee United have lost the services of attacking midfielder Danny Swanson for their derby clash with managerless St Johnstone this weekend.

The 24-year-old has a strained medial ligament in his knee which could keep him out of action for anything up to two months.

The Tangerines also have a doubt over Sean Dillon due to an ongoing calf problem, but at least fellow defender Keith Watson is back available.

"Training this week has been geared around the shape of the team and how we prevent losing goals," Watson told the Daily Record. "It has been a good week of training but now we have to put it into practice against St Johnstone.

"We have only kept two clean sheets this season and that's not good enough" he admitted. "We have been losing sloppy goals and have crumbled at times.

"The boys need to stay calm and not let our heads go down. I think that all we need is one clean sheet and then it will fall back into place."

St Johnstone have coach Alec Clelland in charge after the departure of manager Derek McInnes to Bristol City following four years at McDiarmid Park.

He is currently waiting on Cillian Sheridan (hamstring) while striker Sam Parkin (ankle) is already ruled out.

Join The Vital Debate

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Vital Arabs
Date:Saturday October 22 2011
Time: 11:21AM

Best of Vital Scottish Football

Dundee United - Dundee United 2 Dumbarton 1

Celtic - Rangers v Celtic

Login to post a comment

Recent Dundee United Articles

Dundee United 2 Dumbarton 1

Dundee United are now in second place in the Championship following their 2-1 victory against Dumbarton at Tannadice.

The Tangerines were boosted by a Mark Docherty own-goal early in the second-half and William Edjenguele soon added another from close-in.

However, Robert Thomson replied for the visitors from substitute Andy Stirling's delivery with seventeen minutes remaining.

The hosts should really have been in front on six minutes when Willo Flood released Nick van der Ve

Boss hails victory

Dundee United manager Ray McKinnon hailed a "fine" three points following the 2-1 victory against Dumbarton at Tannadice.

Stats: Dundee United v Dumbarton

All the stats from Dundee United (2) vs (1) Dumbarton, Tannadice, Sat 22nd Oct 3.00pm Att: 5,979

Team Line-Ups: Dundee United v Dumbarton

Team line-ups for Dundee United v Dumbarton at Tannadice.

Archived Vital Arabs Articles

Vital Arabs articles from

Site Journalists

Editor email

Current Poll (see more polls)

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

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Celtic 8 7 1 0 22 18
2 Aberdeen 9 5 3 1 18 9
3 Hearts 9 5 2 2 17 9
4 Rangers 9 4 3 2 15 0
5 St. Johnstone 9 4 2 3 14 2
6 Inverness 10 2 4 4 10 -5
7 Ross County 10 2 4 4 10 -6
8 Kilmarnock 10 2 4 4 10 -10
9 Motherwell 9 2 3 4 9 -3
10 Hamilton 9 1 5 3 8 -4
11 Partick 9 1 4 4 7 -4
12 Dundee 9 1 3 5 6 -6
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)

Nov 8 2016 7:45PM : Dunfermline Athletic (H)
Scottish Championship
Nov 12 2016 12:30PM : Dunfermline Athletic (a)
Petrofac Training Cup
Dec 2 2016 7:45PM : Hibernian (H)
Scottish Championship
Dec 31 2016 3:00PM : Dumbarton (a)
Scottish Championship
Jan 6 2017 7:45PM : Hibernian (a)
Scottish Championship
Jan 14 2017 3:00PM : Queen of the South (H)
Scottish Championship
Vital Football Comment