Utd ready­ing for their mad

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today - BY GE­ORGE CRAN

WHEN it doesn’t rain, it snows for Dundee United right now and last night’s call-off of the Queen of the South clash leaves them with a harum­scarum end to the sea­son.

If the Tan­ger­ines can turn around their poor form at the mo­ment and push them­selves all the way in the play-offs, they’ll now be left with a mas­sive 19 games to be played in the 11 weeks.

That’s a big if at the mo­ment with the way things have gone of late.

How­ever, last night’s post­pone­ment adds to an al­ready-packed fix­ture list with United al­ready two, and in some cases three, games be­hind the rest of the sides in the divi­sion.

They’ve al­ready had to rear­range a game against the Doon­hamers af­ter the De­cem­ber 16 match was called off at half-time by referee Craig Thom­son due to a slippy pitch.

That’s to be played on Tues­day, March 13.

Where the home game now fits into the fix­ture list we’ll have to wait to find out.

It is likely to be in April, how­ever, with United al­ready sched­uled for a mas­sive seven games in March.

So, let’s have a wee look at what’s in store for the Tan­ger­ines over the next few weeks.

St Mir­ren at home Fri­day, March 2

With the weather fore­casted to worsen by the end of the week, whether this one even makes it is in doubt.

There is time to clear what­ever snow is cur­rently on the pitch and the sur­rounds but, if plenty more falls, the fix­ture gu­rus might be look­ing for an­other space to squeeze in a game.

If it is played, what a big, big game it is for Cs­aba Las­zlo and his men.

Brechin City away Satur­day, March 10

A wee bit of respite be­fore March re­ally gets go­ing and a trip to the league’s bot­tom side might just be what United need to kick­start what they hope is a grand­stand fin­ish to the cam­paign.

Queens away Tues­day, March 13

This De­cem­ber fix­ture only made it to half-time be­fore be­ing called off, hope­fully, this one goes on a bit fur­ther or United will be in real trou­ble.

In­ver­ness CT at home Satur­day, March 17

Ca­ley This­tle have stormed up the league af­ter a des­per­ately-poor start and will be a real test af­ter a 3-0 thump­ing of United at Tan­nadice al­ready this sea­son.

United gaffer Cs­aba Las­zlo will over­see a busy end to the sea­son. A snowy Tan­nadice Park saw Dundee United’s Cham­pi­onship game against

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