Lawrence Shankland has withdrawn from the Scotland squad but Dundee United have reassured their supporters that their star striker hasn’t picked up a serious injury.
Barry Smith is back at Dundee, Courier Sport can reveal.
Finlay Robertson is using Graham Dorrans and Jamie Ness as midfield mentors, Dundee boss James McPake has revealed.
The chances of Dundee United running away with the Championship title are debated by Jim Spence, Ian Roache and Eric Nicolson. The derby post-mortem also assesses the dangers ahead for Dundee.
The return of Jamie Ness to the Dundee starting line-up will be “pivotal” to the Dens Park side’s bid to reel in Championship leaders Dundee United, according to manager James McPake.
9-0 hammering was just another part of ‘up and down’ career for former Dundee United star Stuart Armstrong
Turning up for Scotland duty wouldn’t normally be mistaken for a week-and-a-bit of light relief, especially in current circumstances.
Drey Wright believes the “sharpness is finally returning” after the St Johnstone winger’s long injury lay-off.
Graeme Shinnie could be forgiven for never wanting to play left-back again.
The results may have been more miss than hit.
In my column last week I spoke about the hurt of the 6-2 at Tannadice being a big factor in Friday night’s second derby of the season at Dens.