The first Dundee derby of the new Championship season is scheduled to take place at Tannadice on Saturday, August 31.
He famously had a trial as a kid with Italian giants AS Roma but Louis Appere reckons a stint in the juniors last season with Broughty Athletic could be the making of him.
Dundee United manager Robbie Neilson remained upbeat despite his players not getting their noses in front in the play-off final.
Dundee United fans are rallying around Robbie Neilson’s new-look team as they swap league for cup.
Mark Reynolds will look around the Dundee United dressing room today and conclude that they have enough to beat St Mirren.
The Courier's sports writers Ian Roache, Neil Robertson and Eric Nicolson assess the consequences of Dundee United's Scottish Cup exit and the growing prospect of a play-off derby.
It may be hard to believe but Dundee United will be in better shape going into their play-off finale than they have been in the previous two seasons.
Dundee United defender Mark Connolly delighted to be in thick of play-off after suffering as spectator
Dundee United defender Mark Connolly will relish being in the thick of the play-off final after previously suffering on the sidelines.
Dundee United will face Scottish Cup runners-up Hearts in the group stages of the Betfred Cup after the draw was made at Hampden today.
Lawrence Shankland scored 34 goals for Ayr United last season.