Dundee Utd P
Hearts P
League (SPL)


Dundee Utd
P - P
Hearts 

League (SPL)
Saturday, January 15th, 2011
Tannadice Park
3:00 PM Kick-off

Goalscorers
None. None.

Team Managers
Peter Houston
Unknown.

Starting Eleven
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Bench
None.

Substitutions
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Cautions
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Red Cards
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Match Officials


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Squad Statistics (as at January 15th, 2011)


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League Table (as at January 15th, 2011)


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Manager's Programme Notes


After almost two months without playing at Tannadice, we now welcome Hearts for what is our third game inside eight days. And if last week's Scottish Cup tie with Ross County was disappointing, then I was heartened by our excellent midweek win over Motherwell. I have absolutely no doubt that we fully merited it. I was critical of the players after the games against County and Aberdeen, when we were below par, but we played very well on Wednesday. I have been asking people to chip in and not be frightened to shoot and the only disappointment in the first half was that we were not ahead. Second half, the set play worked for us with Johnny Russell scoring a well-deserved and well-earned goal. He worked a great shift and is not even playing in his best position yet because he is a right good striker and a goalscorer. I was also delighted for 18-year-old substitute Stuart Armstrong, who came on to tee up Goodwillie for his last-gasp goal. It was great to see a young lad like Stuart come on and be positive. He made a couple of driving runs into the box then, just when he looked set to pull the trigger, he played in Goodwillie. If it wasn't Goodie's best night, he still showed great composure with a great finish for the second, which is why he is such a hot property.

This afternoon we welcome Hearts whom I watched lose to St Johnstone and go out of the cup in midweek. However, they undoubtedly still present a formidable hurdle. They are a big strong physical side, which until this week have been on an incredible run of form for which they deserve great credit. I knew that when Jim Jefferies and Billy Brown returned to Tynecastle, that given time and space, they would turn the club round and that they have done in no certain fashion. They inherited a bunch of players who were not performing brilliantly last season, but they have got them organised and play the game the way they think and you only have to look at the SPL table to see the transformation. Obviously going out of the cup was a big disappointment, particularly with Rangers and Celtic playing each other and paving the way for one of the clubs under them to get through to the final. Whilst they never reached the same heights of their incredible recent league form, the defeat will only make them more determined to keep on the coat-tails of the Old Firm at the top of the table. Indeed, I heard Jim Jefferies on the radio afterwards say that they must kick on from Tuesday's defeat, so there is no question that we will have to play as well as we did on Wednesday or even a little bit better if we are to make it back to back home wins and further our own Europa League ambitions.