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Changes were forced - McNamara

Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara insists most of the eight changes in the 3-0 defeat at St Johnstone were forced on him.

Stevie May completed a hat-trick for the home side after the visitors had seen defender Calum Butcher sent-off. Full-back Keith Watson was already suspended for them having being dismissed in their latest 4-1 loss at St Mirren.

"Injuries were behind it. A few of the boys were carrying knocks," McNamara told BBC Scotland. "It was a chance for others to come in and stake a claim but not many of them did it today. I can't fault the lads for effort but there were a lot of things that I wasn't very pleased about.

"The sending off killed us with that happening 15 minutes into the game and obviously them getting the opening goal from the penalty," he added. "It was the turning point of the game and I'm disappointed with the concentration at that point."

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Date:Sunday December 29 2013

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