UK time is: 04:26:45
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Dundee United vs. Hamilton

Tannadice

Wed 16th Feb

7.45pm

Dundee United v Hamilton

Dundee United are back in action at Tannadice against bottom club Hamilton Academical on Wednesday evening. However, the game is subject to a pitch inspection following heavy rain in the local area over the past 24 hours. The Tangerines already have a number of games to make up on other clubs and will be desperately keen for the fixture to proceed as scheduled.

Vital Quotes:

"Hamilton are struggling a wee bit for points, I think that makes them more dangerous," confessed Terrors manager Peter Houston to BBC Scotland. "They are a wounded animal and I think that could make them go on to do exceptionally well. We beat them in the Scottish Cup recently but it's a different game and we have a lot of work to do. In an SPL game it's going to be tight. They will probably sit in a bit and try and hit us on the counter-attack."

"We've got a lot of work to do and with everyone starting to write us off I'm quite happy with that," Hamilton boss Billy Reid told BBC Scotland. "Every game is a cup final for us at the moment. We need to try and take points in every game. It's a place where we've done fairly well in recent seasons. We can go there and get a win."

Dundee United Team News:

Skipper Jon Daly will definitely miss the game after it was revealed that he needs a hernia operation and will be sidelined for around six weeks. The hosts also have doubts over both Craig Conway and Morgaro Gomis, while defenders Mihael Kovacevic, Darren Dods and Scott Severin are still out through injury.
Dundee United (from): Pernis, Dillon, Kenneth, Van der Meulen, Watson, Douglas, Swanson, Gomis, Conway, Buaben, Armstrong, S. Robertson, D. Robertson, Conway, Goodwillie, Russell, Shala, Banks

Player to watch: Danny Swanson

Lively when coming on against Celtic at the weekend and needs to get back in the starting eleven as soon as possible.

Hamilton Team News:

Hamilton are without Simon Mensing, Alex Neil and James Gibson and they could be joined on the sidelines by forward Dougie Imrie, who is considered doubtful.
Hamilton Academical (from): Cerny, Buchanan, Canning, McLaughlin, Graham, Casalinuovo, Kilday, Carrington, Routledge, Antoine-Curier, Imrie, Wildig, M. Paixao, F. Paixao, McAlister, Murdoch, Skelton, Elebert, Elliot, Chambers

Player to watch: Mickael Antoine-Curier

Scored what proved only a consolation in the recent Scottish Cup tie between the clubs.

Match Facts & Stats

Dundee United earned a comfortable 3-1 victory at Hamilton in the Scottish Cup earlier this month but then lost at home to Celtic in their last game. Hamilton are also on the back of a defeat in front of their own supporters as Hearts ran out 2-0 winners last time out.

Next Fixtures:

Dundee United - Hearts (A); Hamilton - Motherwell (A)

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Vital Arabs Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday February 16 2011

Time: 3:51PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Dundee United Articles

Surprise at defeat (Saturday December 27 2014)

Tangerines fall to fightback (Saturday December 27 2014)

Stats: St Johnstone v Dundee United (Saturday December 27 2014)

Tangerines tackle rivals (Saturday December 27 2014)

McNamara won't get carried away (Sunday December 21 2014)

Tangerines tame leaders (Sunday December 21 2014)

Stats: Dundee United v Celtic (Sunday December 21 2014)

Tangerines take on leaders (Friday December 19 2014)

Midfielder banned with no appeal (Friday December 19 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

Deila backs striker
Celtic : 27/12/2014 21:58:00
Surprise at defeat
Dundee United : 27/12/2014 21:47:00
Tangerines fall to fightback
Dundee United : 27/12/2014 21:37:00
Celtic blanked by strugglers
Celtic : 27/12/2014 18:28:00
Dundee United : 27/12/2014 17:58:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Would Sunderland be a bad career move for John Souttar?
Suggested By:  Vital Arabs
Yes 76%
No 24%