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Dundee United vs. Inverness CT


Sat 19th Mar


Dundee United v Inverness CT

Four successive league victories have hoisted Dundee United up into fourth place in the SPL table. And the Taysiders will be bidding to make it five when facing the club where they actually started that run at the beginning of the month, Inverness Caledonian Thistle, who exited the Scottish Cup at the quarter-final stage in midweek with a home defeat to Celtic. After overcoming Caley 2-0 in front of their own supporters, the Tangerines have since gone on to see-off Aberdeen (3-1), Hamilton Academical (2-1) and most recently Hearts (2-0) at Tannadice.

Vital Quotes:

"Inverness are a free-flowing side on their day, as we found to our cost earlier in the season," Dundee United manager Peter Houston told BBC Scotland. "They hit top form that day while we were well below par, so we don't need any reminding of what they're capable of. I'm going to give our lads a few days off next week ahead of the Scottish Cup replay at Motherwell. It would mean a well-earned rest for all they've been through and I don't think anyone could begrudge them that. In the meantime, I'm asking them for one big push in the Inverness game and then they can enjoy a bit of a break."

"The manner we lost against Celtic was really disappointing, but there were so many positives to come out of it," Inverness chief Terry Butcher told BBC Scotland. "The players know what they have to do, playing four teams above us before the split. United have done a fantastic job in picking themselves up and are now pushing Hearts for third place. They are one of the best teams in Scotland so it's no surprise."

Dundee United Team News:

Scott Severin could return in defence after a lengthy absence but Garry Kenneth, Craig Conway and Darren Dods are still missing and Prince Buaben suspended.
Dundee United (from): Pernis, Dillon, Watson, Douglas, Van Der Meulen, D. Robertson, S. Robertson, Swanson, Russell, Gomis, Goodwillie, Daly, Shala, Dixon, Kovacevic, Armstrong, Severin, Banks

Player to watch: Johnny Russell

Match-winner in midweek with two late goals against Hearts.

Inverness CT Team News:

Jonny Hayes and Aaron Doran are both pressing for recalls for the visitors, who will once again be without David Proctor and Dani Sanchez.
Inverness CT (from): Esson, Innes, Duff, Doran, Odhiambo, Foran, Rooney, Munro, Duncan, Sutherland, Hogg, MacDonald, Hayes, Ross, Cox, Tokely, McBain, Golabek, Morrison, Tuffey

Player to watch: Adam Rooney

Eighteen goals so far this season for the dangerous striker.

Match Facts & Stats

While Dundee United were defeating Hearts in midweek their latest opponents Inverness Caledonian Thistle departed the Scottish Cup after losing 2-1 at home to Celtic.

Next Fixtures:

Dundee United - Motherwell (A) SCQFR; Inverness - Celtic (H)

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