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.