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Battle towards top continues

Battle towards top continues

Dundee United have an outside chance of claiming fourth place in the table if they leave Hearts with a victory this weekend.

The Tangerines currently trail the Edinburgh club by two points, although the pair are still separated by Tayside rivals St Johnstone, who themselves are entertaining bottom club Dunfermline Athletic.

Defender Garry Kenneth returns to the visitors squad after injury and there could also be a place on the bench for Danny Swanson. However, Paul Dixon is suspended and will probably be replaced by Barry Douglas.

"We took a lot of pressure down at Hearts to win at the start of the season and they played very well against us at Tannadice," United manager Peter Houston told BBC Scotland. "So if I'm honest I think we have probably been a bit fortunate to win both matches.

"We won't be going into it thinking that because we have won the last two, we will go on to win this time as well," he added. "They always make it hard for us down there and with the crowd behind them it's a tough place to get a win."

Hearts could award a debut to ex-Celtic striker Craig Beattie after joining them until the end of the season, while Jamie Hamill returns from suspension.

But former Terrors loanee Andy Webster is banned and both David Templeton and Suso Santana considered doubtful.

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Writer:Vital Arabs
Date:Friday February 24 2012
Time: 8:26PM

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C Celtic 38 34 4 0 106 81
2 Aberdeen 38 24 4 10 76 39
3 Rangers 38 19 10 9 67 12
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