Dundee United - Kilmarnock v Dundee United
UK time is: 21:15:18
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Kilmarnock vs. Dundee United

Rugby Park

Sat 2nd Oct


Kilmarnock v Dundee United

Dundee United will once again be looking to grind out a result when travelling to take on Kilmarnock at Rugby Park. Arabs manager Peter Houston has already conceded his team aren't playing at their best, but won't especially care if they can take maximum points again this weekend to add to their recent home triumph against St Johnstone.

Vital Quotes:

"This is a very tough match for us against Dundee United and plenty spirit will be required," Kilmarnock manager Mixu Paatelainen told BBC Sport. "In the centre half department they are very strong with good defenders. The full backs are excellent at defending and they like to get forward and provide quality crosses for their strikers. Their midfielders are all good footballers - they make things happen. Up front they've got power in Daly, who's good in the air and a good target man. And then they've got Goodwillie, a very bright prospect and talent and scoring goals regularly. We are facing a very tough match."

"We're not playing great football every week at the moment, which is understandable considering the likes of Conway and Danny Swanson are missing," Arabs chief Peter Houston told BBC Sport. "But we've picked up a few decent results lately and want to keep that going against Killie. Mixu's signings have done really well. He has brought in some good quality, the guy Eremenko has been a revelation and Connor Sammon is having a new lease of life, so we're in for another battle."

Kilmarnock Team News:

Killie are still without their long-term injury victims Alan Combe, James Dayton and James Fowler, but don't have any fresh selection concerns.
Kilmarnock (from): Bell, Wright, Sissoko, Kelly, Gordon, Hamill, Bryson, Pascali, Silva, Invincibile, Eremenko, Clancy, Forrester, Sammon, Letheren, Miguel, Hay

Player to watch: Aleksei Eremenko

Nominated as one-to-watch by Arabs boss Peter Houston.

Dundee United Team News:

The Arabs will include their commanding centre-back Garry Kenneth after he recovered from a nasty head wound. But they will be without fellow defender Barry Douglas because of a calf strain, while Craig Conway and Danny Swanson both continue to be sidelined.
Dundee United (from): Pernis, Dixon, Dillon, Watson, Dods, Severin, Kenneth, Gomis, Buaben, S. Robertson, D. Robertson, Cadamarteri, Daly, Goodwillie, Shala, Russell, Hill, Dow, Banks

Player to watch: David Goodwillie

Already singled out as a serious threat by opposition manager Mixu Paatelainen.

Match Facts & Stats

Next Fixtures:

Kilmarnock - Hibernian (A); Dundee United - Celtic (H)

The Journalist

Writer: Vital Arabs Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday October 1 2010

Time: 11:42PM


Have Your Say

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

Recent Dundee United Articles

Late trouble for United (Saturday November 28 2015)

Paatelainen bemused by loss (Saturday November 28 2015)

Team Line-Ups: Dundee United v Hamilton (Saturday November 28 2015)

Work to be done by United (Friday November 27 2015)

United bring in forward (Friday November 27 2015)

Video - St Johnstone Highlights (Tuesday November 24 2015)

United snap up midfielder (Tuesday November 24 2015)

United lose ground (Saturday November 21 2015)

Stats: Dundee United v St Johnstone (Saturday November 21 2015)

Archived Dundee United Articles

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

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
6. Ross County 16 6 3 7 1 21
7. Dundee 16 4 8 4 -3 20
8. Inverness 16 4 5 7 -5 17
9. Partick 16 4 5 7 -6 17
10. Kilmarnock 16 4 4 8 -12 16
11. Motherwell 16 4 3 9 -10 15
12. Dundee United 16 2 2 12 -20 8

Breaking League News

Premiership - Motherwell 2-2 Hearts
Hearts : 29/11/2015 17:53:01
Celtic move further clear
Celtic : 29/11/2015 15:49:01
Celtic : 29/11/2015 15:23:00
Premiership - Aberdeen 3-1 Ross County
Aberdeen : 29/11/2015 14:51:01
Video - St Mirren Highlights (h)
Rangers : 29/11/2015 14:10:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Mixu Paatelainen was the right choice?
Suggested By:  Vital Arabs
Yes 73%
No 27%