UK time is: 02:50:01
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

United must avoid cup blues

Fourth round action in the Scottish Cup this weekend for Dundee United when travelling to second division Stranraer.

The Tangerines will carry out late checks on defenders Sean Dillon (thigh) and Gavin Gunning (ankle), who both remain doubtful for the contest.

But midfielder Willo Flood was expected to recover from an ankle knock while winger Gary Mackay-Steven is definitely missing with a broken bone in his hand.

"We know we face a very difficult tie. The last thing we want is on the receiving end of some sort of shock which happens in the cup each season," United manager Peter Houston told BBC Scotland. "Stranraer have a good mixture of youth and experience and any reports we've had done on them say they are a capable side.

"This will be Stranraer's cup tie as far as they are concerned so we have to be wary of that from the very start," he continued. "But we have to start the game better than we have done in recent weeks. We've had this tendency to keep losing the first goal which gives you a mountain to climb for the rest of the game."

Stranraer are currently bottom of the second division and still missing Ryan Borris with a thigh injury. But their player-manager Stephen Aitken was hopeful his brother Chris would recover in time to appear after four weeks out of action.

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Vital Arabs Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday November 30 2012

Time: 8:38PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Dundee United Articles

Big improvement needed - McNamara (Saturday February 28 2015)

Poor run continues for United (Saturday February 28 2015)

Stats: Dundee United v Partick Thistle (Saturday February 28 2015)

Dundee United v Partick: Team Line-Ups (Saturday February 28 2015)

United seek return to form (Friday February 27 2015)

Ciftci faces ban (Thursday February 26 2015)

Boss denies claims (Tuesday February 24 2015)

Tangerines recover a point (Tuesday February 24 2015)

Stats: Dundee United v Inverness CT (Tuesday February 24 2015)

Dundee United v Inverness: Team Line-Ups (Tuesday February 24 2015)

Archived Dundee United Articles

List All Vital Arabs Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Breaking League News

King Takes Boardroom Victory
Rangers : 03/03/2015 18:55:01
FA Fine Ashley Over Duel Ownership
Rangers : 03/03/2015 18:38:00
King Set For Ibrox Keys As Somers Resigns
Rangers : 02/03/2015 11:16:00
Stubbs On Allan amp; El Alagui
Hibernian : 02/03/2015 10:58:00
Forest's Laing Delighted With First Goal
Motherwell : 02/03/2015 10:42:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Would Sunderland be a bad career move for John Souttar?
Suggested By:  Vital Arabs
Yes 75%
No 25%