Arbroath manager Dick Campbell is confident fatigue won’t be a factor for his players as they aim to make it a brilliant week for the club.
The Lichties deservedly took a point against Dundee at Gayfield on Saturday then followed that up with another superb draw away to Ayr United on Tuesday night.
That moved them above the Dark Blues and into fifth spot in the table.
With the Arbroath players being part-time compared to full-time visitors Dundee United, there could concerns over fatigue given what Campbell’s players have put into their last two performances.
However, the manager dismissed any talk of tired legs when they take on the Championship’s runaway leaders this afternoon.
“It is not an issue for us,” said Campbell.
“The players will be fine and I wouldn’t be surprised if we decide to go with the same team that started those two other games.
“What we are focusing on is making it a special week for this club.
“We drew 1-1 with Dundee then went down to Ayr in midweek and got the same scoreline.
“Now we have Dundee United coming to Gayfield and it should be a great day.
“United are bringing a big support with them and our fans will get right behind us so there should be a terrific atmosphere.”
The Lichties will be on something of a revenge mission today, considering how their trip to Tannadice on September 21 went.
They were leading through a Luke Donnelly goal scored on 52 minutes before United’s prolific striker Lawrence Shankland equalised with two minutes to go then scored the winner in stoppage-time.
Campbell said: “It’s getting close to Christmas so let’s hope we can get something from the game to cheer our supporters.”