Manager Robbie Neilson is expecting other clubs to be keen on more Dundee United players than just Lawrence Shankland.
The Tannadice gaffer was well aware that there were several scouts sitting in the stand on Friday night as the Tangerines drew 1-1 with Dundee.
Shankland is an obvious transfer target, with Queens Park Rangers one who watched him.
However, Neilson also thinks United goalkeeper Benjamin Siegrist, left-back Jamie Robson and right-back Liam Smith will have caught the eye.
He said: “I would expect there to be interest in a number of our players because they have done well this season.
“Lawrence is the obvious one because of his goals but the two young full-backs have been outstanding and our goalkeeper has done well too.
“So I would imagine a number of clubs and other managers have been watching us.
“There is pressure on players because of people watching them and speculation but you have to handle that as a footballer.”
“The chairman (Mark Ogren) has stated all along that the most important thing is to be promoted so we can’t be making too many changes in January.
“Obviously in football everyone has their price and clubs are selling clubs – even Celtic and Rangers fall into that bracket.
“That is the business model of every club in Scotland – you give players the platform to play – but the price of going up would outweigh what we would get, you would imagine.”
After initial frustration on Friday, Neilson now thinks the Dundee draw was a good point for them.
That is because not a single side in the top half of the Championship capitalised the following day, with Inverness, Ayr and Dunfermline all losing at home.
Neilson added: “We were disappointed not to take full points on Friday but a draw was a fair result.
“After the game there was disappointment but then you see the results on Saturday and we have moved another point ahead of teams so it was a good weekend.”
United’s derby goal scorer, Nicky Clark, suffered a calf injury against the Dens men but is now “OK” according to Neilson.
Also, Paul McMullan has had a groin problem and he will be monitored in the lead-up to Saturday’s trip to Palmerston to play Queen of the South. The same goes for Sam Stanton, who wasn’t involved at all against Dundee.
Peter Pawlett is back running and will be in the squad for the January 11 match against Partick Thistle at Firhill.