In this week's Talking Football, our writers Ian Roache and Neil Robertson discuss the suggestion that Dundee United would benefit from being knocked out of the William Hill Scottish Cup and consider how Dundee can recover from their hammering at the hands of Ross County.
Dundee returned from a week off to comfortably beat League 2 side Arbroath at Gayfield.
Summer football is on its way to Scotland thanks to a major revamp of the Scottish League Cup.
Arbroath’s interim manager Todd Lumsden reckons that on-loan Dundee midfielder Dylan Carreiro is bouncing back into form at the right time.
Dundee are understood to have joined Aberdeen in the hunt for Arbroath midfielder Mark Whatley, with both clubs looking to have the 24-year-old join them for training before the end of the season.
Arbroath’s on-loan Dundee midfielder Dylan Carreiro could miss out on the run-in to the season after suffering from a stomach problem.
Montrose chairman Derek Sim has admitted that the club are looking to bring in an experienced manager as soon as possible in a bid to avoid the pyramid play-offs.
Dundee’s reward for beating Aberdeen at the weekend is a home tie against Celtic in the last 16 of the Scottish Cup.
Scottish Cup holders St Johnstone and last year’s beaten finalists Dundee United have both been handed difficult fourth round ties after the draw was made this afternoon.
It is not every day that a manager who has just seen his team get hammered says he enjoyed watching the opposition play.