MATCH PREVIEW: Dundee United


      Dundee United versus MORTON

Saturday 28 September 2019
Tannadice Park, Dundee
Kick-off 3pm

By Ewan Boyle

Scene Setter

Following the Ton’s impressive 1-0 victory against Dundee last Saturday, the Cappielow side now turn their attentions to league leaders Dundee United at Tannadice.

This will be the Ton’s third away game in four league matches with the previous games being played against Queen of the South and Inverness, both ending in defeats for David Hopkin’s men.

Robbie Neilson’s in form side sit at the summit of the league heading into the game with deadly striker Lawrence Shankland being at the forefront of the team with 10 goals in 6 appearances to his name since arriving at the club in the summer.

Bob McHugh leads the way for Morton in terms of goals this season, including a hattrick against Alloa and McHugh will be hoping to increase his tally at Tannadice on Saturday.

With the Ton currently being in the playoff places, a win at Tannadice will prove to be a huge statement of intent in their hunt for the playoffs and beyond and may potentially knock Dundee United off the top of the league, dependent on results elsewhere.

Current Connections

In-form striker Lawrence Shankland came to Cappielow on loan for sixth months in January 2017, scoring 4 goals in his time at Morton.

Dundee United recruited Paul McMullan following his release by Celtic, from whom he spent three months of the 2015/16 season on loan with us here at Cappielow, scoring one goal in 11 appearances

Head to Head

Sat 15 Sep 2018: Dundee United 1-1 Morton (Ladbrokes Championship)

Sat 08 Dec 2018: Morton 1-1 Dundee United (Ladbrokes Championship)

Sat 02 Feb 2019: Dundee United 2-1 Morton (Ladbrokes Championship)

Sat 04 May 2019: Morton 1-0 Dundee United (Ladbrokes Championship)

Last Time Round

Michael Tidser marked what could be his final appearance for the club by netting the winning goal as managerless Morton ended the 2018/19 season with a 1-0 victory against Dundee United to clinch a fifth-place finish.

On a dramatic day the team was taken by senior players Jim McAlister and Chris Millar at short notice after then manager Jonatan Johansson and assistant Peter Houston vacated their positions prior to kick-off.

Significant Stats

– Billy King will make his debut for the first team tomorrow if selected. The 25-year-old arrived at Cappielow last week and scored for the reserve squad on Monday against Celtic.

6 – Bob McHugh leads the way as the Ton’s top goalscorer this term with the forward scoring 6 goals in 10 appearances so far this season.

50 – Midfielder Aidan Nesbitt is three appearances off making his 50th appearance for the club over his two spells and he will be looking to get closer to this achievement by making an appearance against his former club at Tannadice tomorrow afternoon.


Referee: Alan Muir

Assistant one: Drew Kirkland

Assistant two: Colin Drummond

Fan File

Tickets are available to purchase online prior to day the game, prices will be £22 for adults and £11 for concession. To purchase a ticket please click:

Supporters who purchase in advance of game day are able to use the QR code on a mobile device for entry or have a printable ticket that will also be scanned.

Admission prices will increase for supporters who are buying on the day at the ground:

Adults: £24
Concession*: £12

*Over 65, under 18 and full time student. Proof must be shown)

Morton fans will be situated in the upper section of the Fair Play Stand.

Fans under the influence of alcohol will not be admitted and all bags will be searched with random searching undertaken.

Musical instruments, including drums, are not permitted inside the ground. Surfing flags are not permitted and any other flags will be checked to ensure that they are not offensive or derogatory.

Disabled Access

Access is through gate K and into the west stand or the ‘bus shelter’ on the trackside.


By Road: Dundee United Football Club, Tannadice Park, Tannadice Street, Dundee, DD3 7JW

A8/M8 – M80 – M9 – A9 – M90 and continue to A90 following signs for Dundee. On entering Dundee at Kingsway continue straight on through three roundabouts.

At the fourth roundabout take the third exit into Glamis Road – roundabout take first exit into Clepinton Road – turn right into Provost Road – turn left into Sandeman Street – right into Tannadice Street.

Check regarding any delays or roadworks on the route.


Car parking: On street car parking. Restrictions will be in place. Drivers should find areas away from the stadium to park legally.

Coach parking: Parking available in Neish Street.

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