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Defender Out For At Least 6 Weeks

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.

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Writer:Arab Jacques
Date:Wednesday January 31 2007
Time: 12:00PM

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