Vital Football

Latest Dundee United News

Goodwillie Not Joining Airdrie...Yet

Goodwillie Not Joining Airdrie...Yet

David Goodwillie will not been joining Airdrie, because Dundee United manager Craig Levein wants more time to consider whether to risk allowing the 17-year-old to join the 1st division club until the end of the season.

Airdrie boss Kenny Black is keen to take Goodwillie to the Excelsior Stadium on a temporary basis, to help them in their relegation battle at the bottom of the Scottish 1st division league table.

However, neither Airdrie United or Dundee United have a match this weekend, because both sides are already out of the Scottish Cup - and Levein wants to use that time to further consider the implications of loaning out Goodwillie, specially given his tender years.

Goodwillie hasn't been part of United's recent 1st team squads, because Levein is worried about overusing a young player, who has shown a lot of potential.

Levein is keen for the reserve players at Tannadice to gain more match experience, with Lee Wilkie and Ross Gardiner already being loaned out to lower division clubs earlier in the campaign.

Although, any injury to attackers Noel Hunt, Jon Daly or Collin Samuel could mean United might struggle upfront in the remaining part of this season.

"People tend to forget how young David is and under normal circumstances I wouldn't let someone of his age go out on loan," admitted Levein.

"He's still a young boy, but has been in and around the first-team for a while, so that makes things a bit different."

"I've had some success from putting younger players out on loan, but they have generally been 19 or 20 - If David was that age, he would have already been away somewhere."

"The first division is a competitive league, so there's a lot to consider."

Related Links
Vital Football:
Dundee United Site
Latest SPL News
More United News:
News Archive
We Benefit From Watching AC Milan
Only £251,535 Behind Hull City?
We Have Our Own Shunsuke Nakamura!
Dundee Utd Should Have Beaten Hibs
Arabs 0, Hibernian 0
1 Win In 15 Games vs Hibs?
Now Levein Targets Top Six Place
McLeish Was Best Man For The Job
Dunfermline Leapfrog Dundee United?
Scotland Under-21 Signs For United
Levein: We Are Safe From Relegation
Have Your Say:
Dundee United Forums
All SPL Forums

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

Writer:Arab Jacques
Date:Thursday February 22 2007
Time: 12:18PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Dundee United Articles

St Mirren 0 Dundee United 2

On loan striker Tony Andreu struck his seventh goal of the season as Dundee United were victorious by a 2-0 scoreline at bottom club St Mirren.

Frenchman Andreu had already flicked on for Scott Fraser to begin the scoring by the time he chipped a second from the edge of the area with sixteen minutes remaining.

The Tangerines then found their numbers reduced when defender Mark Durnan was sent-off for a second bookable offence late on.

St Mirren were under the leadership of ne

Striker hailed after victory

Dundee United manager Ray McKinnon praised striker Tony Andreu following the 2-0 victory at St Mirren.

Stats: St Mirren v Dundee United

All the stats from St Mirren (0) vs (2) Dundee United, St Mirren Park, Sat 15th Oct 3.00pm Att: 3,612

Team Line-Ups: St Mirren v Dundee United

Team line-ups for St Mirren v Dundee United at St Mirren Park.

Archived Vital Arabs Articles

Vital Arabs articles from

Site Journalists

Editor email

Current Poll (see more polls)

Ray McKinnon was the right choice as manager?
Suggested By: Vital Arabs

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Celtic 8 7 1 0 22 18
2 Aberdeen 9 5 3 1 18 9
3 Hearts 9 5 2 2 17 9
4 Rangers 9 4 3 2 15 0
5 St. Johnstone 9 4 2 3 14 2
6 Motherwell 9 2 3 4 9 -3
7 Inverness 9 2 3 4 9 -5
8 Ross County 9 2 3 4 9 -6
9 Kilmarnock 9 2 3 4 9 -10
10 Hamilton 9 1 5 3 8 -4
11 Partick 8 1 3 4 6 -4
12 Dundee 9 1 3 5 6 -6
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Dundee United Results (view all)

Dundee United Fixtures (view all)

Nov 8 2016 7:45PM : Dunfermline Athletic (H)
Scottish Championship
Nov 12 2016 12:30PM : Dunfermline Athletic (a)
Petrofac Training Cup
Dec 2 2016 7:45PM : Hibernian (H)
Scottish Championship
Dec 31 2016 3:00PM : Dumbarton (a)
Scottish Championship
Jan 6 2017 7:45PM : Hibernian (a)
Scottish Championship
Jan 14 2017 3:00PM : Queen of the South (H)
Scottish Championship
Vital Football Comment