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Tam Courts ‘never considered’ dropping Dundee United goal hero Ross Graham for fit-again Charlie Mulgrew

Dundee United youngster Ross Graham (left) has learned from playing alongside experienced stars like Charlie Mulgrew
Dundee United youngster Ross Graham (left) has learned from playing alongside experienced stars like Charlie Mulgrew

Tam Courts insists he ‘never considered’ dropping Dundee United goal hero Ross Graham for fit-again Charlie Mulgrew.

Graham has been outstanding for United since making his Scottish Premiership debut as a substitute at Celtic Park last month.

He went 436 minutes without conceding a goal in his first five league starts for United before Joe Aribo’s 76th minute equaliser on Sunday.

That came after Graham, who turns 21 on Wednesday, netted his first goal for boyhood heroes United.

 

Mulgrew’s return to fitness gave Courts a defensive dilemma.

But he insists he gave no thought towards axing Graham, instead partnering him in a back three with Mulgrew and Ryan Edwards.

“I don’t think it was ever a consideration to leave Ross out,” said Courts.

Charlie Mulgrew starred alongside Ross Graham in the Dundee United defence against Rangers

“We felt that the game plan required bravery from the defenders in one v one situations.

“It was perfect for a young, athletic, mobile defender.

“That’s the way it turned out and I’m delighted for Ross.”

Tam Courts not seeking Aberdeen revenge

Meanwhile, Courts insists United won’t travel to Aberdeen seeking revenge next weekend.

United lost 2-0 to their New Firm rivals at Pittodrie in the opening day of the season.

Tam Courts suffered disappointment on Dundee United’s last trip to Aberdeen

That was United’s poorest performance of the season but they bounced straight back with a win at home to Rangers.

“People will talk about the performance at Aberdeen,” added Courts.

“They also talked about the performance and result against Rangers at Tannadice.

“But it’s all immaterial because that was six or seven months ago.

“This a different team and a different stage of the season.

Things are looking much more positive for Tam Courts and Dundee United as they travel to Aberdeen

“We now know what we are fighting.

“Everyone is beating everyone but it’s a really exciting league and we look forward to going up to Aberdeen.”

Kevin McDonald and Scott McMann could both come back into contention for the Dons clash.

The duo missed out on the visit of Rangers with minor muscle injuries.

Tam Courts salutes ‘big moment’ for Dundee United goal hero Ross Graham after 21st birthday mix-up

 

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