Writer: Vital Arabs
Date:Tuesday October 26 2010
Tue 26th Oct
Dundee United will be hoping to do much better when visiting Motherwell in the Co-operative Insurance Cup tonight. The two clubs only met at Fir Park in the league at the weekend, when a couple of own goals from the visitors eventually saw them lose out despite another strike from David Goodwillie in their 2-1 defeat.
"It don`t think it`s a good thing to have Dundee United so quickly again," manager Craig Brown told Motherwell's official website. "I think it is unfortunate we are playing them so soon after Saturday`s game. I would be saying that irrespective of the result on Saturday. It`s just difficult playing the same team in quick succession - there is a lack of freshness about the fixture. We have respect for the abilities of Dundee United and the way they play."
"We played really bad on Saturday and lost 2-1. We have to look at our own game. We haven't started two 45 minutes in a row very well," Dundee United manager Peter Houston told BBC Sport. "We have played OK in the second half in both games. What we have to do is get it over 90 again. The players enjoyed the experiences of getting to cup finals and semi-finals last year. Hopefully this year we can get into these positions again. This is a chance to get back to Hampden."
Motherwell's Keith Lasley is struggling to make the tie due to a hamstring problem, while long-term injury victim Esteban Casagolda is still unavailable.
Motherwell (from): Randolph, Reynolds, Craigan, Hammell, Jennings, Humphrey, McHugh, Lasley, Saunders, Hateley, Gow, Sutton, Murphy, Blackman, Fitzpatrick, Forbes, Page, Hollis
Appears an increasing talent at Fir Park.
Winger Craig Conway is a major doubt after limping off with a leg injury at the weekend. Otherwise defender Daren Dods (knee) and midfielder Danny Swanson (back) are still out.
Dundee United (from): Pernis, Dillon, Watson, Kenneth, Severin, Dixon, Douglas, Gomis, D. Robertson, S. Robertson, Buaben, Conway, Goodwillie, Daly, Cadamarteri, Shala, Russell, Hill, Dow, Banks
Difficult to look past the in-form marksman at present.
Own goals from Scott Severin and Sean Dillon left the Arabs short-changed at the weekend in a very disappointing display in which David Goodwillie at least scored for the fifth consecutive game.
Motherwell - Hamilton (H); Dundee United - Hibernian (H)
Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!
Date:Tuesday October 26 2010
Keeper bids farewell (Tuesday May 26 2015)
United back striker (Monday May 25 2015)
McNamara vows to keep building (Sunday May 24 2015)
Tangerines win Dundee derby (Sunday May 24 2015)
Stats: Dundee United v Dundee (Sunday May 24 2015)
Team Line-Ups: Dundee United v Dundee (Sunday May 24 2015)
Rivals clash at Tannadice (Saturday May 23 2015)
United my priority - Thompson (Friday May 22 2015)
Forward steps for striker (Friday May 22 2015)
Tangerines bid to keep pair (Wednesday May 20 2015)
|Murdoch Takes Young Player Of The Year Award
» Rangers : 26/05/2015 18:14:01
|McGregor The Big 2014-15 Winner
» Rangers : 26/05/2015 18:08:01
|Gray Signs Contract Extension
» Hibernian : 26/05/2015 18:00:01
|Craig Leaves Hibernian
» Hibernian : 26/05/2015 17:56:00
|Neilson Waits On Duo
» Hearts : 26/05/2015 17:50:00