Dundee United could be facing a schedule of 19 games in just 69 days in their bid to get back to the Premiership.
Dundee United’s hopes of resurrecting their challenge for automatic promotion were given a timely boost at the weekend as St Mirren crashed to defeat at Livingston.
Having had a foot in both camps, twice, Gary Bollan will look on with interest when Dundee United and Livingston face off in a vital Championship clash on Friday.
Dundee United are hopeful of having a specialist central defensive pairing available when they head for Livingston on Friday week.
After a spell in the doldrums, Dundee United boss Csaba Laszlo believes his players have the chance to create positive news in the cup at Aberdeen on Sunday.
For the first time in almost two years, Sunday will see two of the country’s fiercest rivals do battle when Dundee United travel to face Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup.
Dundee United legend John Holt believes the current side has to develop a winning mentality if they are to get their promotion challenge back on track.
Not since the Derby Street multis at the ‘Tap O’ the Hill’ came down five years ago has there been a collapse like this in the DD3 postcode.
If there is a crumb of comfort, and it is no more than that, to be taken from Dundee United’s January slump, it’s that no one in the Tannadice dressing-room is making excuses.
Dundee United are still trying to add to their squad before tonight’s transfer deadline.
To say it’s been a tough few weeks for Dundee United is possibly the understatement of the season so far.
Look at Dundee United right now and you can’t help but get a sense of deja vu or, put even more bluntly, a feeling that here we go again.
As debuts go, Brandon Mason’s for Dundee United on Saturday has to be put down as one to forget as quickly as possible.
Dundee United are resigned to being without influential midfielder Fraser Fyvie for at least a month.
This time last year Dundee United were top of the Championship table but, although going into the final week of 2017 they are a place lower, full-back Jamie Robson believes the team is on top form.
Dundee United boss Csaba Laszlo will be focusing on finishing this week in a bid to avoid a repeat of Saturday’s draw at Brechin.
A big reason for any success Dundee United enjoy under Csaba Laszlo looks set, in no small, part to lie with the performances of a triangle of players in the middle of the park.
Honest Csaba Laszlo has admitted he was amazed Dundee United did not take all three points at Brechin on Saturday.
Defeat in his first game at Dundee United for Csaba Laszlo was no catastrophe but it was certainly a disappointment.
As Dundee United’s search for a new manager nears the end of a second week, one question can be raised — is what was one of the top jobs in Scottish football becoming a post top candidates believe is too risky to take?