Writer: Arab Jacques
Date:Wednesday January 24 2007
The reason why Dundee United have only made 3 signings during the January transfer window, is because clubs are being cautious about allowing players to leave, until they are sure they wont be needed later in the campaign.
Craig Levein has been trying, without success, to bring-in another couple of players before the window closes at the end of the month, but has found it tough going so far.
"The window is a nightmare," said Levein.
"There have been a couple of things that looked promising but which haven't come to anything, but that's what happens."
"People will tell you they'll let players come to you, but they want to wait till later in the month to make sure it's safe to do so - then they'll get an injury or two and suddenly the person concerned can't leave."
Dundee United were linked with a move for Sheffield Wednesday defender Graeme Coughlin on loan until the end of the season, but injuries to several other defenders have meant the Owls have ruled out any possible deal being done.
There is also speculation linking West Ham's Christian Dailly with a loan move to Tannadice, but could be signing New Zealand International defender Che Bunce instead,
Although, Craig Levein is also having to consider approaches from other clubs to take Dundee United players out on loan until the end of the season.
Levein continued, "I'm the same myself. I've had a couple of inquiries about young lads who I'd love to put out on loan, but I'm holding fire until I get somebody in.
"Ross Gardiner is a case in point. He's returned from a loan spell at Arbroath who I am sure would welcome him back and I've been asked about him by Cowdenbeath as well."
"After letting Ross out in December, I lost Steven Robb and Christian Kalvenes within days and had he been here he'd have played."
"With Christian just back from his injury and Robb not 100% I am wary about letting the lad leave."
Date:Wednesday January 24 2007
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|Dundee United||0||-||1||St. Johnstone|
|Ross County||1||-||0||Dundee United|
|5. Ross County||38||13||14||11||-1||53|
|8. Dundee United||38||11||14||13||-11||47|
|11. St. Mirren||38||9||14||15||-13||41|
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