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League (First Division)
1. Michel Pageaud
2. Barry Smith
3. Jim Duffy
4. Roddy Manley
5. Gavin Rae
6. Paul Tosh
7. Dariusz Adamczuck
8. Gary McKeown
9. Neil McCann
10. George Shaw
11. Jim Hamilton
12. Gerry Britton
14. Iain Anderson
15. Andy Cargill
Gerry Britton for Jim Duffy
Iain Anderson for Gary McKeown
W. N. M. Crombie (Edinburgh) (Referee)
|Michel Pageaud (GK)||29||37||-||90||-|
|Iain Anderson (sub)||-||22||2||36||4|
|Gerry Britton (sub)||-||30||2||85||24|
No league table has been added for this season.
When we beat Airdrie and Dumbarton in our last two home outings, it was more than significant that this was achieved by fielding the same team for back-to back fixtures, something that hasn't happened often enough recently.
We then battled back well at Dunfermline after losing an early goal and the only real disappointment was that we came back from East End with just one point instead of all three.
Over the past couple of weeks, however, injuries and suspensions have played their part. Whilst we may not have played quite so well in the last two outings, I have no complaints about the attitude of the players.
Circumstances during the derby match maybe affected the result in United's favour, but the players gave 100%. The same was true at Firhill last Saturday when we the players worked hard to come away with three points and keep our promotion hopes alive.
In between all this first team action I cannot let the exploits of our youth team go without mention. The youngsters gave everyone connected with the club a big boost by reaching the final of the BP Youth Cup after beating Falkirk on penalties and will now meet Celtic in the final at Hampden Park next month. This will be the second occasion this season in which we have been involved in a national final A PROUD ACHIEVEMENT FOR A CLUB WITH OUR LIMITED RESOURCES. So as you will gather I am very happy with the development of our youth policy.
However, our bread and butter lies with the first team and trying to win promotion and in view of Morton's position in the league, today's match is of vital importance. I actually thought Morton would struggle after losing such talented players as Derek McInnes to Rangers earlier in the season and, more recently, Janne Linberg through injury, but they have risen to the challenge and remain amongst the promotion front runners.
Therefore, we must make sure that we get back to the kind form which brought us consecutive home wins allied to the application we have shown in our last two outings if we are to secure three very important points this afternoon.