Dundee United goalkeeper Benjamin Siegrist is edging closer to the club’s all-time shutout record.
The Tangerines’ number one has kept the ball out of his net for a total of 463 minutes, having recorded five clean sheets in a row since losing the fourth goal to Queen of the South’s Michael Paton after 77 minutes at Palmerston back on October 19.
The club milestone was set by legend Hamish McAlpine in September 1977 when he reached 615 minutes.
Cammy Bell then came within a whisker of taking the crown off McAlpine on Christmas Eve in 2016 when he made it to 612 minutes before John Sutton fired past him for St Mirren in a 2-1 United win at Tannadice.
That means the big Swiss shot-stopper will have to avoid conceding at Cappielow against Morton a week on Saturday then negotiate 63 minutes of the home clash against Alloa on December 7.
The Tangerines are also just a couple of wins away from equalling their best start to a league campaign at Tannadice.
You have to go all the way back to 1968-69 to find United starting the season with nine consecutive home victories in the old First Division.
They beat Dundee (3-1), Arbroath (4-2), Airdrie (2-1), Clyde (1-0), Hearts (4-2), Morton (2-0), Falkirk (2-1), Partick Thistle (2-1) and St Johnstone (4-2).
Saturday’s 3-0 win for Robbie Neilson’s men took the current total to seven in succession so that puts the Alloa game and then Ayr on the 21st in their sights. Should they win both fixtures then that would mean they could set a new total when Dundee visit on the 27th.