Trust the club and back our team, Dundee United fans group tells Arabs

© David YoungStuart Campbell of ArabTRUST.
Stuart Campbell of ArabTRUST.

A leading member of the Dundee United fans group ArabTRUST has praised the changes made at Tannadice over the summer and urged fans to get right behind the team.

Stuart Campbell, who stood down as the trust’s chairman last week to concentrate on his role as an associated director with the club, believes the Tangerines are heading in the right direction.

“It’s difficult to know where to start, almost every department at the club has changed over the last few months, we have a team full of new players, improved hospitality and more planned,” he said.

“There has been a major change in shareholding, it really doesn’t get more radical than that.

“We at ArabTRUST haven’t been immune to the need for change and, as you saw with our earlier announcement of Susan Batten taking over as chairperson, we’ve recognised that and are making the changes that will see us ready to meet the challenges that lie ahead.

“ArabTRUST’s view is that we are supportive of the changes made to date but understand that change can be difficult, even painful, especially for the people directly involved and that change sometimes takes time to show the desired results.

“Radical change at the club was needed, however, and overdue.

“I might be going to open myself up to criticism but we all want the same thing, we want Dundee United to be successful and get promoted this season so, with that in mind, I’d urge everyone to ignore the people who seem to thrive on real or imagined negativity on or off the park.

“I really believe the best chance we have of promotion this season is if as many fans as possible get behind the team.”