Hibernian v Dundee Utd preview

Dundee United will welcome Johnny Russell back into their squad

following suspension for the trip to Edinburgh. The striker missed

the matches against Inverness and Airdrie after picking up a red

card against Rangers a fortnight ago. He will be joined in the

squad by Keith Watson, who was not risked against the Diamonds

because of their artificial pitch. Defender Sean Dillon remains

doubtful because of a calf injury but Scott Robertson should be

fit. Contract rebel Scott Allan is unlikely to be in the squad.

Definitely out is leg-break victim Scott Severin, who will be on

the sidelines for the rest of the season. Danny Galbraith has

dropped out of the Hibernian squad after the winger suffered

strained ankle ligaments in Tuesday’s win over Motherwell, which

will rule him out for several weeks. Matt Thornhill, Sean Welsh and

Phil Airey remain on the sidelines. Dundee Utd (from): Pernis,

Douglas, Dixon, Watson, Dillon, Kenneth, Gunning, Smith, Allan,

Flood, Rankin, Armstrong, Robertson, Mackay-Steven, Hilson, Dow,

Marsh-Brown, Russell, Daly, Dalle Valle, Banks. Hibs (from): Stack,

Towell, Murray, O’Hanlon, Hanlon, Booth, Sproule, Wotherspoon,

Palsson, Osbourne, Scott, O’Connor, Sodje, Griffiths, Agogo, Brown,

Stevenson, Stephens.