Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara felt his team deserved to be in the Scottish League Cup quarter-finals despite needing extra-time to beat Dunfermline.
Summer football is on its way to Scotland thanks to a major revamp of the Scottish League Cup.
Stranraer manager Stephen Aitken believes home advantage could well be a great leveller when Dundee United visit Stair Park in the Scottish Cup’s fifth round.
Dundee United will take a mixed squad of first-team players and youngsters to Gayfield for tonight’s Forfarshire Cup match against Arbroath.
Dunfermline Athletic missed out on a meeting with Dundee United in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup after losing 3-1 to Stranraer at a bitterly cold East End Park.
Dundee United squeezed past Dunfermline into the last eight of the Scottish League Cup thanks to a couple of extra-time goals.
Rangers boss Ally McCoist does not believe his team will be favourites in their Scottish Cup semi-final against Dundee United just because they will be running out in familiar surroundings.
Former Dundee United defender Gary Bollan is backing Gary Mackay-Steven to handle being a pre-contract signing for Celtic.
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.
Dundee’s reward for beating Aberdeen at the weekend is a home tie against Celtic in the last 16 of the Scottish Cup.