Dundee United defender wins player award

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Dundee United defender Andrew Robertson’s sparkling form has earned him Scotland’s Player of the Month award for November.

United completed four games unbeaten and the 19-year-old scored twice in the league and twice in the Scottish Cup from full-back.

It’s the second award he’s picked up this term, having been named Young Player of the Month for September.

And despite only stepping up from amateurs Queen’s Park in the summer, he’s started every one of United’s 18 competitive games this term.

“Andy’s done great and to get five goals already is amazing,” said boss Jackie McNamara.

“I’d love to say when I signed him I thought we’d get that kind of return in terms of goals but I have to be honest and say I didn’t realise how good his finishing was.

“We brought him in because we knew he was going to be a very good player and he’s shown that already.”

Robertson was presented his award at United’s training base in St Andrews on Friday.

Once he’d picked it up, the focus was quickly back on today’s clash with struggling Hearts.

After the Jambos shipped seven to Celtic in the cup at the beginning of the week, United are expected to win at a canter but Jackie has warned his team need to be on form.

“Hearts won’t want a repeat of what happened against Celtic.

“They’ll be up for this and we can’t take anything for granted.

“When we drew with them down at Tynecastle earlier this season, they played well and I expect them to do the same again this time.”

Brian Graham looks set to be handed a place up front in place of the suspended Nadir Ciftci.

In the final chapter of the Inverness Caley Thistle League Cup fracas, coach Darren Jackson has been censured by the SFA for leaving the technical area without good reason.

United, meanwhile, have had two of their January fixtures switched.

Their trip to Inverness has been switched to Sunday, January 12 (12.45) and the Tayside derby against St Johnstone will now take place on Monday, January 27 (7.45).