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Derby weekend in Dundee

Derby weekend in Dundee

It's the big local derby this weekend as Dundee United tackle local rivals Dundee at Dens Park on Sunday afternoon (kick-off 12.45pm).

The Tangerines have already defeated their neighbours 3-0 in the league this season at Tannadice but were expecting to face tougher opposition this time around following a number of improved results.

Defender Sean Dillon has recovered from a thigh injury and is included in the visitors' squad while winger Michael Gardyne should overcome a groin problem. But fellow forward Gary Mackay-Steven remains out.

"I've been here six years this month and for almost six years we never had a derby," United manager Peter Houston told BBC Scotland. "I always wondered what it was going to be like.

"It's a huge game. We've had a couple of derbies this season," he continued. "Thankfully the results have gone in our favour, but I don't think we've played that well. But a derby match isn't all about playing well, it's about winning."

Dundee were not reporting any fresh injury worries although that means Carl Finnigan, Stephen O'Donnell, Mark Kerr, Brian Easton, Jamie McCluskey, Davide Grassi and Mark Stewart remain sidelined.

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Date:Friday December 7 2012
Time: 9:29PM

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