St Mirren v Dundee Utd preview
Fri, 08 Mar 2013 21:39:00
St Mirren manager Danny Lennon has a number of injury concerns to contend with as he prepares for the visit of Dundee United this weekend.
Jim Goodwin's calf complaint makes him 'touch and go' and he will be handed a late test before a decision is made on his participation.
Gary Teale is making a good recovery from his abductor problem and Steven Thompson (groin) also comes into contention, but Lee Mair is out with a stomach injury and could miss the League Cup final on Sunday week.
Thompson admitted that the team have to remain focused on the SPL this weekend with the Hampden showdown against Hearts looming next weekend.
"We obviously have the game against Dundee United and have to show a reaction to losing to Dundee during the week, to give belief and confidence back to the supporters for next weekend," he said.
"But there is no doubt you would be lying if you said you weren't thinking of next weekend. It has certainly been at the forefront of my mind for quite some time."
Dundee United could hand a debut to new signing Rory Boulding for the trip to Paisley.
The former Livingston striker has signed until the end of the season as cover after Johnny Russell was ruled out with a fractured leg.
Swedish defender Marcus Tornstrand could also feature with Gavin Gunning ruled out with an injured knee.