Writer: Vital Scotland Admin
Date:Friday November 10 2006
Dundee United host Kilmarnock tomorrow (Sat, Nov 11) after beating Rangers 2-1 at the weekend to climb off the bottom of the SPL.
The win against Rangers was Craig Levein's first match with the Arabs and he has already warned that the Killie match will give a better indication of just how well his side can do this season, following a string of poor results under former boss Craig Brewster.
Speaking after the win against Rangers, Levein said: ''We can't allow this to be a one-off result. We will find out next week and in the weeks to come whether people are really prepared to roll their sleeves up.'
The Arabs have been boosted by the news that Trinidad and Tobago international Collin Samuel has recovered from a tight-hamstring quicker than expected. The 25-year-old former Falkirk man played for the first 45 minutes at the weekend but was taken off at half-time.
Striker Noel Hunt is available after serving his suspension while defenders David McCracken and Greg Cameron are named in the squad despite picking-up slight knocks.
One defender who will not feature is Lee Wilkie. Not only does the former Dundee man have an injury, but Levein has already announced that he wants the player, who is attempting to make his third comeback from cruciate ligament problems, to spend some time in the lower-leagues on-loan to improve his fitness.
Kilmarnock progressed to the semi-finals of the CIS Insurance Cup during the week with a 3-2 win over Motherwell at Rugby Park and are level on points with third-placed Hearts after a decent start to the season.
Two players received a boost earlier this week. Defender Gordon Greer and striker Steven Naismith were both named in Walter Smith's Scotland B-squad to face Ireland in Dublin next week.
However, striker Gary Wales has not made the squad. The hit-man came on against Motherwell to make his first appearance since knee-surgery, but has suffered a recurrence of a hamstring problem and is expected to be out for 10 days.
Bookmakers are predicting a very close match, with Dundee United at 9/5, Killie favourites at 8/5 and the draw priced at 12/5.
Dundee United squad: Stillie, Mair, McCracken, Kenneth, Kalvenes, Conway, Kerr, Cameron, Robertson, Robson, Samuel, Goodwillie, McLean, Archibald, Duff, Easton, Burnett, Hunt.
Kilmarnock squad: Smith, G Murray, Greer, Wright, Hay, Leven, Fowler, Johnston, Invincibile, Nish, Naismith, Combe, Dodds, S Murray, Di Giacomo.
Date: November 11, 2006
Vital Football are currently looking for a site editor for the Vital Dundee United site.
Have you got the passion for your club? Are you over 18? Do you have some experience in writing news and match reports? Or have you got a site that you want to move over to this exciting new network? If so you could be just what we are looking for!
Apply via the advert or by Clicking Here
Date:Friday November 10 2006
Debut in defeat (Monday July 21 2014)
Defender carried off in romp (Saturday July 19 2014)
Newcomer tipped for success (Saturday July 19 2014)
United swoop for striker (Saturday July 19 2014)
Striker joy at equaliser (Friday July 18 2014)
Tangerines rebuff offers (Thursday July 17 2014)
Late equaliser for United (Thursday July 17 2014)
No deal say United (Wednesday July 16 2014)
Defender still on radar (Tuesday July 15 2014)
Striker on the mark (Monday July 14 2014)
|McCoist To Shuffle The Pack For Highlanders
» Rangers : 21/07/2014 19:45:00
|Striker misses out
» Celtic : 21/07/2014 18:17:00
|Striker set for switch
» Celtic : 21/07/2014 18:10:00
|Focus key for skipper
» Celtic : 21/07/2014 17:19:00
|Debut in defeat
» Dundee United : 21/07/2014 16:00:00