Vital Football

Latest Dundee United News

Big improvement needed

Big improvement needed

Dundee United boss Peter Houston will be wanting a big improvement as his side travel to meet Aberdeen at Pittodrie.

The Tangerines conceded four goals for the second time in three home games against St Mirren last time out.

Defender Brian McLean was sent-off during that fixture and is therefore suspended this time around. Houston will be hoping that Sean Dillon finally overcomes a thigh problem to provide some cover while midfielder Willo Flood is their latest injury doubt.

"We're scoring goals and creating a lot of chances, it's just at the back individual errors are costing us," United midfielder John Rankin told BBC Scotland. "Sooner or later hopefully our luck will change. It's disappointing the way its going just now.

"We need to start picking up points and start picking up wins," he added. "We're sitting eighth, but the way we're looking at it we're nine points off second."

Aberdeen have concerns over striker Rory Fallon but winger Ryan Fraser should recover from ankle trouble.

However, the same can't be said for Andrew Considine, who has joined the likes of Ryan Jack, Chris Clark, Gary Naysmith and Isaac Osbourne on the sidelines.

Join The Vital Debate

Exclusive to Vital ! Read now ! The Vital Boxing John H Stacey Interview



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

Writer:Vital Arabs
Date:Wednesday January 2 2013
Time: 2:28PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Dundee United Articles

Dundee United 1 Hibernian 0

Dundee United moved level at the top of the Championship with a hard-earned 1-0 victory over leaders Hibernian at Tannadice.

On loan Tony Andreu scored the winner from a 73rd minute penalty after substitute Simon Murray was bundled over inside the area.

However, United keeper Cammy Bell had earlier saved Martin Boyle's spot-kick following a trip in the box by Lewis Toshney.

The Tangerines were hampered during the initial stages when Blair Spittal was forced to depart for an

McKinnon delighted with victory

Dundee United manager Ray McKinnon praised his charges following their 1-0 victory over leaders Hibernian at Tannadice.

Stats: Dundee United v Hibernian

All the stats from Dundee United (1) vs (0) Hibernian, Tannadice, Fri 2nd Dec 7.45pm Att: 10,925

Team Line-Ups: Dundee United v Hibernian

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

Archived Vital Arabs Articles

Vital Arabs articles from

Site Journalists

Malpas
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Ray McKinnon was the right choice as manager?
Suggested By: Vital Arabs
Yes88%
No12%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Celtic 13 12 1 0 37 28
2 Rangers 16 8 5 3 29 4
3 Aberdeen 15 8 3 4 27 13
4 Hearts 16 7 6 3 27 12
5 St. Johnstone 15 6 4 5 22 3
6 Kilmarnock 16 4 5 7 17 -14
7 Ross County 16 3 7 6 16 -11
8 Hamilton 15 2 9 4 15 -4
9 Motherwell 15 4 3 8 15 -7
10 Dundee 16 4 3 9 15 -8
11 Partick 15 3 5 7 14 -5
12 Inverness 16 3 5 8 14 -11
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)

Dec 31 2016 1:30PM : 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
Jan 21 2017 3:00PM : Ross County (a)
Scottish FA Cup
Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Dunfermline Athletic (a)
Scottish Championship
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Raith Rovers (H)
Scottish Championship
Vital Football Comment