Dundee United legends Craig Brewster, Ivan Golac, Jimmy Brownlie and Tommy Neilson to join Hall of Fame

Craig Brewster with the Scottish Cup
Craig Brewster with the Scottish Cup

Craig Brewster will join a host of Dundee United Hall of Famers today and there’s one moment that certainly stands out in his Tannadice career.

At the annual dinner tonight, Brewster along with Scottish Cup-winning boss Ivan Golac, goalkeeper Jimmy Brownlie and wing-half Tommy Neilson will join the likes of Jim McLean, David Narey and Paul Hegarty in being inducted to the Hall of Fame.

Former team-mate, and Hall of Fame member himself, Maurice Malpas recalls the moment in the 1994 Scottish Cup win that etched Brewster’s name into United folklore.

Just after half-time against an impressive Rangers outfit, Brewster was in the right place at the right time to knock into an empty net after Christian Dailly had hit the post – a chance Malpas says “even Craig couldn’t miss that one!”

Malpas said: “We got a slice of luck that day and scored and they couldn’t respond.”

On Brewster, Malpas added: “Craig was released as a kid and came back more mature and more experienced and scored some goals for United. He went to Greece and came back even more experienced.

“Craig could never run but he learned to use his body and he was one who got better as he got older, which not many can say.”