UK time is: 02:37:09
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Dundee United vs. Motherwell

Tannadice

Sun 13th March

1.15pm

Dundee United v Motherwell

Dundee United face their third game inside a week as they take on Motherwell in their Scottish Cup quarter-final at Tannadice. Three successive league victories may have moved the Tangerines up into fifth place in the SPL table, but their attention now switches back to the competition they famously won last season. Manager Peter Houston made changes for their previous game against Hamilton Academical on Thursday evening in order to try and give some of his key performers a rest, and every opportunity of perhaps even matching their exploits from last term.

Vital Quotes:

"We are focused and, if we don't win the Cup tie, I won't stand here saying it was because we were too tired and blaming anybody," Dundee United manager Peter Houston told BBC Scotland. "We've got a bunch of players who are very fit. They train to a high tempo normally. We have toned it down a wee bit. One thing that's for sure, I'm sure you will see a different Dundee United side from the first half, because it's a cup tie against an SPL club, a good side in Motherwell and we'll be at it on Sunday."

"As much as we've been inconsistent, our performances have been very good and that's what we'll need on Sunday," Motherwell boss Stuart McCall told BBC Scotland. "There's been a real edge to the lads in training this week after a disappointing performance up at Inverness, where we lost three really sloppy and soft goals, which has been unlike us recently. To go to Tannadice and face the Cup holders is probably going to be the toughest tie we could've got, without being away to one of the Old Firm."

Dundee United Team News:

Garry Kenneth returns to the squad after recovering from a knee injury. Fellow defender Paul Dixon was also expected to be available following illness and winger Craig Conway should similarly make it. But Darren Dods and Scott Severin remain sidelined.
Dundee United (from): Pernis, Dillon, Watson, Douglas, van der Meulen, D. Robertson, S. Robertson, Gomis, Swanson, Buaben, Russell, Goodwillie, Daly, Shala, Dixon, Conway, Kenneth, Kovacevic, Banks

Player to watch: Garry Kenneth

With so many fixtures to catch up on the return of the big defender is a massive boost in an area of the side seriously weakened of late.

Motherwell Team News:

Motherwell have winger Steve Jones back from a hamstring problem. However influential midfielder Steve Jennings is suspended.
Motherwell (from): Randolph, Saunders, Hateley, Craigan, Gunning, Hutchinson, Hammell, Lasley, Humphrey, Forbes, Murphy, Sutton, Jeffers, Jones, Page, Casagolda, Pollock, Hollis

Player to watch: Keith Lasley

Very important performer in midfield for Motherwell.

Match Facts & Stats

Dundee United reached the last eight of the competition with a 3-1 victory at Hamilton Academical, while Motherwell prevailed 2-0 at Third Division Stranraer.

Next Fixtures:

Dundee United - Hearts (H); Motherwell - Kilmarnock (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:Sunday March 13 2011

Time: 4:03AM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Dundee United Articles

Teenager determined to kick on (Tuesday November 25 2014)

Midfielder happy with winning return (Tuesday November 25 2014)

Fee to be decided (Tuesday November 25 2014)

McNamara delighted to extend run (Sunday November 23 2014)

Tangerines continue progress (Saturday November 22 2014)

Stats: Dundee United v Kilmarnock (Saturday November 22 2014)

Striker vows to give everything (Saturday November 22 2014)

Coach wants no repeat (Saturday November 22 2014)

Tangerines missing midfielder (Friday November 21 2014)

Tangerines increase offer (Wednesday November 12 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

Duo doubtful for Celtic
Celtic : 26/11/2014 17:58:00
Celtic ready for test - Deila
Celtic : 26/11/2014 17:42:00
Winger hearing set
Celtic : 26/11/2014 17:28:00
We can win it - Denayer
Celtic : 26/11/2014 17:16:00
Teenager determined to kick on
Dundee United : 25/11/2014 11:47:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Would Sunderland be a bad career move for John Souttar?
Suggested By:  Vital Arabs
Yes 77%
No 23%