He has previously suffered agony with growing pains but Scott Banks certainly enjoyed himself as he hit the heights making his senior Dundee United starting debut against Cowdenbeath on Friday night.
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East Fife manager Darren Young is looking for his side to be ruthless with any chances that come their way against Dundee United.
There will be a double Dundee United departure this week, Courier Sport can reveal.
Dundee United have reluctantly agreed to listen to offers for Rachid Bouhenna.
JIM SPENCE: Don’t let Kilmarnock’s misery put you off…..Dundee and Dundee United should aim for Europe
With all four Scottish clubs having completed their opening jaunts into this season’s European football I wonder when, if ever, we might see Dundee or United play in that arena again.
Dundee United strolled to a comfortable victory over Cowdenbeath at Tannadice to move into pole position at the top of Betfred Cup Group A.
Nicky Clark welcomed pal Lawrence Shankland to Dundee United – and the increased competition for striker places – with open arms.
Dundee United assistant boss Lee McCulloch insists no risks will be taken with Osman Sow as the striker battles back from a calf injury.
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.
Sean Dillon is edging close to his 36th birthday but Montrose manager Stewart Petrie believes there is “plenty of football left in him”.