Vital Football

Latest Dundee United News

Striker hunt for Dundee United

Striker hunt for Dundee United

Dundee United boss Craig Levein wants to add a powerful striker to his squad and has asked friend Kenny Black to scour England for suitable candidates.

Black worked with Levein at Leicester City and, with chairman Eddie Thompson promising cash for signings in January, the new Arabs boss is hoping to use his knowledge of the English game to strengthen his forward line.

Dundee United have managed just 12 goals in 13 games so far this season, and will need to find the net more frequently if they are to start climbing the table. Until beating Rangers 2-1 at the weekend, the Arabs were rooted to the bottom of the SPL but are now 11th, two points above managerless Dunfermline and one-point below Motherwell.

Speaking to the Daily Record, Levein said: 'Without a doubt we need to get a striker in. I've got Kenny Black, who is going to watch games down in England and send up some reports. I like to have at least four forwards in my squad because once I get to know the players better and everything has settled down I'd like to play a 4-4-2 formation.

'We have three strikers who are relatively similar. What we lack is a physical presence up front and I think you need that in this league. I'm positive I can tap into one or two scouts at Premiership and Championship clubs so we will be looking at all the possible options, including loan deals.'

Levein also said that, since taking over from Craig Brewster at Tannadice, he has been contacted by numerous agents suggesting potential signings.

***

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


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

Writer:Vital Scotland Admin
Date:Friday November 10 2006
Time: 9:38PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Dundee United Articles

United lose home advantage in draw

Dundee United were cost a home tie in the last eight of the Scottish Cup after a malfunction forced a redraw.

Mixu hails attitude

Dundee United head coach Mixu Paatelainen said it was a battling performance as his side moved into the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup.

United sign striker

Dundee United have signed former Inverness Caledonian Thistle striker Edward Ofere until the end of the season, subject to international clearance.

Tangerines win again to progress

Substitute Scott Fraser grabbed a late winner as Dundee United moved into the last eight of the Scottish Cup with a 1-0 victory against Partick Thistle.

Sean Welsh tried a couple of early efforts for the visitors, the first too high and the second eventually cleared by Gavin Gunning.

But chances were proving elusive and Simon Murray's angled shot was easily dealt with by Thistle goalkeeper Tomas Cerny.

The play continued to be equally disjointed going into the second period,

Archived Vital Arabs Articles

Vital Arabs articles from

Site Journalists

Malpas
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Mixu Paatelainen was the right choice?
Suggested By: Vital Arabs
Yes65%
No35%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Celtic 24 17 4 3 55 43
2 Aberdeen 25 17 4 4 55 18
3 Hearts 23 11 8 4 41 18
4 Ross County 24 10 3 11 33 3
5 St. Johnstone 23 9 5 9 32 1
6 Dundee 24 7 9 8 30 -4
7 Inverness 23 7 8 8 29 -2
8 Partick 23 7 7 9 28 -6
9 Hamilton 25 7 7 11 28 -15
10 Motherwell 24 7 5 12 26 -13
11 Kilmarnock 25 6 6 13 24 -21
12 Dundee United 23 3 4 16 13 -22
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Dundee United Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Hamilton Academical (a)
Scottish Premiership
Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Hamilton Academical (a)
Scottish Premiership
Feb 16 2016 7:45PM : Motherwell (H)
Scottish Premiership
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Heart of Midlothian (H)
Scottish Premiership
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Ross County (a)
Scottish Premiership
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Ross County (a)
Scottish Premiership

Recent Dundee United Results (view all)