Dundee United’s North Sea dips could help promotion bid

Thomas Mikkelsen.

Ray McKinnon has had his Dundee United players in the North Sea off St Andrews beach at the end of training each day in a bid to freshen them up during what he hopes will be a six-match process of restoring their top-flight status.

And striker Thomas Mikkelsen admits it is working, despite his initial reluctance to get in the water.

“The gaffer said we are going in the sea every day,” the on-loan Odense striker said ahead of tonight’s play-off semi-final second leg at Falkirk.

“It is good for recovery but it’s hard for the body.

“I’m not a sea guy, I’m a swimming pool guy, but the gaffer says it’s good for the body. It’s cold. You feel good after and the body is totally fresh after.”

The Dane has shelved decisions over his future, which could be at Tannadice, until after the play-offs.

“I am only thinking about the next game and we will see what is going on after the season,” the 27-year-old said.

“I still have a contract in Denmark but anything could happen.”