Dundee Utd v St Mirren preview

United will be without midfielder Danny Swanson for the visit of

the Buddies. The playmaker has been struck by a virus so has missed

training and will not make Peter Houston’s squad for the game.

However, Houston will be boosted by the return to fitness of winger

Gary Mackay-Steven, who made the bench last week after an ankle

injury. Youngster Scott Allan will retain his place in the side but

new signing Gavin Gunning will not feature as he has returned to

England to sort out contract issues with Blackburn. Paul McQuade

has joined St Mirren’s injury list. The striker has tweaked his

hamstring and is unlikely to make the squad for Tannadice. Graeme

Smith, Hugh Murray, David Barron and Aaron Mooy remain unavailable

for manager Danny Lennon. Dundee United (from): Team (from):

Pernis, Dillon, Dixon, Kenneth, Watson, Severin, Douglas, Allan,

Flood, Rankin, Russell, Daly, Dow, Smith, Hilson, Armstrong,

Mackay-Steven, Banks. St Mirren (from): Samson, van Zanten, Mair,

McGregor, Tesselaar, Teale, Goodwin, McGowan, Thomson, Thompson,

Hasselbaink, McLean, McShane, McHugh, McAusland, McKernon, Carey,

McQuade.