Vital Football

Latest Dundee United News

United bid to rediscover form

United bid to rediscover form

Dundee United really need to get themselves back on track as they welcome Hibernian to Tannadice on Sunday afternoon.

Three successive defeats have seen the Tangerines slipping back down to fifth in the table while conceding nine goals in the process.

However, Keith Watson and Calum Butcher both return from suspension after their respective dismissals against St Mirren and St Johnstone.

"It doesn't get any easier. Hibs are a massive club with good players," United midfielder John Rankin told BBC Scotland. "They are coming off the back of a derby win and have now grabbed the bragging rights for the city.

"But if we can get back to the standards and tempo that we have set before the last three games then there is no reason why we can't get the three points," he added. "If we can go on a similar run to the one we've just had, we can get back up the league again."

Former United midfielder Scott Robertson hopes to recover from a calf muscle injury in time to feature for the visitors while striker Paul Heffernan has shaken off a thigh problem.

Join The Vital Debate



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

Writer:Vital Arabs
Date:Friday January 3 2014
Time: 9:47PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Dundee United Articles

Dundee United 2 Greenock Morton 1

Striker Scott McDonald scored a late winner as Dundee United moved into second place in the table with a 2-1 victory against Greenock Morton at Tannadice.

Fellow marksman James Keatings had earlier given them a 65th minute advantage, but that was soon cancelled out by substitute Bob McHugh.

The Tangerines were seeking a first win in four league games and Paul McMullan, Fraser Fyvie and Keatings each produced first-half efforts.

McMullan also crossed for Keatings' header to b

Stats: Dundee United v Greenock Morton

All the stats from Dundee United (2) vs (1) Greenock Morton, Tannadice, Sat 23rd Sep 3.00pm Att: 5,569

Team Line-Ups: Dundee United v Greenock Morton

Team line-ups for Dundee United v Greenock Morton at Tannadice (kick-off 3.00pm).

Dundee United v Greenock Morton

Fourth-placed Dundee United are hosting Greenock Morton, currently one position higher in the table, this weekend 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
Yes80%
No20%
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)

Vital Football Comment