Utd readying for their mad
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