Dundee 2
Airdrieonians (1878) 0
League (First Division)

2 - 0
Airdrie (1878) 

League (First Division)
Saturday, February 24th, 1996
Dens Park
Attendance: 2,116
3:00 PM Kick-off

Neil McCann 
Jim Hamilton 

Team Managers
Jim Duffy

Starting Eleven
1. Michel Pageaud
2. Barry Smith
3. Jim Duffy
4. Neil Duffy
5. Dusan Vrto
6. Paul Tosh
7. Chic Charnley
8. Gary McKeown
9. Neil McCann
10. George Shaw
11. Jim Hamilton

12. Gerry Britton
14. Kevin Bain
15. Dariusz Adamczuk

Gerry Britton for Jim Hamilton
Kevin Bain for Gary McKeown

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.
Match Officials

G. H. Simpson (Peterhead) (Referee)
A. M. Roy (Aberdeen) & G. I. Middleton (Aberdeen) (Assistants)

Match Report

This match has no report.

Squad Statistics (as at February 24th, 1996)

1995-96 All Time
Michel Pageaud (GK)29 32 - 85 -
Neil Duffy28 283698
Barry Smith22 11 - 11 -
Jim Duffy36 19 - 2302
Gary McKeown25 101533
Neil McCann21 2268810
Dusan Vrto30 28 - 1351
Chic Charnley32 6262
Jim Hamilton20 32156628
George Shaw27 35119939
Paul Tosh22 3089517
Kevin Bain (sub)23 161853
Gerry Britton (sub) - 2628124

League Table (as at February 24th, 1996)

No league table has been added for this season.

Manager's Programme Notes

It would be stating the obvious that recent performances have fallen well short of expectations and I don't intend to labour the point here!

The only way in which we can reverse our recent poor form is by sheer hard work. There is, unfortunately no magic formula. The players can all play better than they have of late and the quicker they find their true form the better.

And I would ask your assistance here because whilst I fully appreciate that you pay your money and have the right to criticise, at the moment the players need all the encouragement so they can relax and rediscover the form which stood us so well in the first three months of the season.

Now would probably be the time for us to go out and strengthen the squad, but resources, unfortunately, do not permit me that luxury.

There is still plenty to play for. We are still more than capable of closing the gap on the leaders and there are plenty of games left. It is just a question of getting our heads down and striking a winning note.

To end on a more positive note, can I add my congratulations to the Youth team on reaching the semi-finals of the BP Youth Cup. For so long Dundee United have held the upper hand when it comes to matches at this level, so it was particularly pleasing to see our youngsters come from behind to pip them the week before last.

Hopefully, the first team can take the lead from the youngsters and start their rehabilitation with a victory over Airdriconians this afternoon.