Lawrence Shankland impresses Dundee United management on his debut

© SNSLawrence Shankland.
Lawrence Shankland.

Lawrence Shankland didn’t find the net on his Dundee United debut but Robbie Neilson’s number two Gordon Forrest was pleased with his performance and the team’s in the 6-0 thrashing of Brechin City.

The former Ayr United man was denied by Brechin keeper Paddy O’Neil when a powerful back post header looked goal-bound but Forrest was happy with the impact he made from off the bench in the second half.

He said: “It was a really good work out and good to see Lawrence out on the pitch.

“You could see with his movement what he’s all about and he came close with a couple of half-chances.”

Nicky Clark wasn’t risked at Glebe Park because of a “bit of tightness” but could play against Dumbarton today.

United fans can also expect to see Adam King start in midfield as a trialist.

The former Swansea City man, whose brother is ex-United player Billy King, got 15 minutes of action on Friday night.

Fellow trialist Pablo Ganet started – and did well – but the roles are set to be reversed at Dumbarton.