UK time is: 10:28:21
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Defender Out For At Least 6 Weeks

Dundee United's longest serving player, David McCracken, will probably remain at Tannadice until the end of the season, after it was announced that Lee Mair is out for at least 6 weeks.

Craig Levein has told both McCracken & Archibald that they don't feature in his future plans and neither defender will be offered a new contract when their current deals end in the summer.

Defender David Proctor, signed from Caley Thistle for 35,000 in the summer has also been told to find himself a new club, because he is surplus to requirements at Dundee United.

However, the seriousness of the knee injury sustained by Lee Mair in training on Monday, means that Levein is unlikely to risk being short of cover in defence for the later stages of the campaign.

So, it's looking very unlikely that there will a last minute move for David McCracken ahead of tonight's transfer deadline, despite several clubs being interested in signing the 25-year-old.

"It's bad news for Lee and the team, but the one good thing is the injury is not as serious as it might have been," said Levein.

"I am going to give thought to David's situation because I have to make sure we are OK in the centre back position."

"If we need him to stay on till the end of the season he'll be fine with that because we both knew this could happen."

New Zealand International Che Bunce is still on trial at Tannadice, but Levein will decide today whether to offer the 31-year-old a short-term deal until the end of the season.

Related Links
Vital Football:
Dundee United Site
Latest SPL News
More United News:
News Archive
West Ham International Blasts Rumour
Utd Set For Busy Transfer Deadline
Proctor Heads For Tannadice Exit
Preview: Utd v Dunfermline
Youth Rewarded With Scot Call-Ups
Dunfermline Are Difficult To Predict
Dods Still Has A Few Seasons Left
Former Sheffield Utd Player On Trial
Archibald Is Next To Get The Chop
Player Like West Ham's Dailly Needed
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:Wednesday January 31 2007

Time: 12:00PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Dundee United Articles

Striker could make derby return (Tuesday December 16 2014)

Midfielder threatened with ban (Tuesday December 16 2014)

Keeper holds hands up (Monday December 15 2014)

McNamara admits to second-best (Monday December 15 2014)

Rooney double defeats United (Saturday December 13 2014)

Stats: Dundee United v Aberdeen (Saturday December 13 2014)

Injury concerns for United (Friday December 12 2014)

Early start for United (Thursday December 11 2014)

Tough to challenge - McNamara (Thursday December 11 2014)

Exciting times ahead (Thursday December 11 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

Winger ready to move on
Celtic : 17/12/2014 20:58:00
Davies In The Frame
Rangers : 17/12/2014 14:23:00
McCoist Future Decided Today?
Rangers : 17/12/2014 14:22:00
Alexander Wins Breach Of Contract Claim
Rangers : 16/12/2014 21:48:00
Striker could make derby return
Dundee United : 16/12/2014 21:33:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Would Sunderland be a bad career move for John Souttar?
Suggested By:  Vital Arabs
Yes 78%
No 22%