UK time is: 19:04:09
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Levein Pleased With Keith Watson

Apart from the final result, the impressive performance from 17-year-old Keith Watson was one of the best things to come out of Tuesday night's 3-2 win over Saint Mirren.

The Livingston born defender made his first appearance for Dundee United, drafted into Craig Levein's starting eleven after the manager promised a major re-shuffle in his defence - following the humiliating 5-0 defeat at Ibrox.

Most of the 6ft tall youngster's involvement in the match was from the touchline, taking 20 out of United's 38 throw-ins before he was subbed off in the 85th minute.

He even managed to get forward on several occasions, sending some fairly good crosses into the penalty area - including a 59th minute cross which found Jon Daly, but the attacker could only send his header wide Tony Bullock's right-hand post.

"The laddie has had only 40 minutes' football in eight or nine months after being out for six months because of a problem with the alignment of a knee cap," Levein told the Courier.

"He looked nervous for the first 10 minutes and, as you would expect, tired late on but I thought that for the middle part he was really good and he's one I have high hopes for."

"He is one who will do well and I was pleased with the way he played."

Watson was substituted off in the 85th minute for David McCracken and received a standing ovation from the Dundee United supporters for his involvement in the match.

Related Links
Vital Football:
Dundee United Site
Latest SPL News
More United News:
News Archive
Dundee Utd Linked With Hearts Goalie
Robertson Not Sure About His Goal
World Watches For Scottish Cup Win
Barry Robson Is United's Best Player!
Levein: Dundee Utd Deserved Cup Win
Levein Backs McLeish For Scotland
Report: Dundee United 3-2 St Mirren
Dundee United's Defensive Dilemma
Darren Dods Hasnt Signed Anything
Lee Wilkie Returns To 1st Team Squad
Levein Not Ruling Out Scotland Job
Dundee United Reward Cup Supporters
Have Your Say:
Dundee United Forums
All SPL Forums




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


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

The Journalist

Writer: Arab Jacques Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday January 18 2007

Time: 12:00PM

Your Comments

Good to see another youngster coming through the system and doing well.
ArabJacques
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Dundee United Articles

Tangerines reject increased offer (Wednesday July 23 2014)

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)

Archived Dundee United Articles

List All Vital Arabs Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Breaking League News

Tangerines reject increased offer
Dundee United : 23/07/2014 17:04:00
More to come from Celtic
Celtic : 23/07/2014 16:55:00
Celtic : 22/07/2014 22:29:00
Celtic sweep to easy win
Celtic : 22/07/2014 22:17:00
Celtic reject Saints offer
Celtic : 22/07/2014 21:51:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Would Sunderland be a bad career move for John Souttar?
Suggested By:  Vital Arabs
Yes 80%
No 20%