Kane Hemmings and Lawrence Shankland will both want to shine in the Dundee derby spotlight.
The Scottish Cup fourth round ties for both Dundee clubs will be live on BBC One Scotland in the new year.
Jim Spence: Lawrence Shankland’s Scotland success story should inspire every player who has suffered setback
Lawrence Shankland’s performances in his two Scotland appearances were a boost for every player who has ever suffered a career setback.
Dundee United 6 Dundee 2: Terrific Tangerines repeat 2015 scoreline in demolition derby at Tannadice
Dundee United romped to victory in a demolition derby at Tannadice, smashing six goals past Dundee.
Tannadice Park rocked with over 11,000 fans for Thursday’s match against St Mirren, proving that the play-offs, no matter how flawed, are hugely popular and also that there is a great latent support for a successful Dundee United side.
TALKING FOOTBALL: No St Johnstone crisis yet (and Lawrence Shankland is priceless for Dundee United)
Bottom of the table St Johnstone's wait for a first league win continues. Ian Roache and Eric Nicolson assess how worrying the situation is becoming, as well as the implications of Lawrence Shankland's Scotland call-up.
The emergence of exciting young talents Finn Robertson and Scott Banks has been noticed at international level.
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In this week's Talking Football, Courier sports writers Eric Nicolson and Ian Roache assess the significance of Dundee United's first league defeat, James McPake's willingness to make bold selection calls and St Johnstone's new signings making their mark.