Imrie hoping for festive treat

24 December 2010 03:30

Hamilton forward Dougie Imrie has tipped Accies and Dundee United to serve up a Boxing Day treat if they finally end their long weather-forced break.

Both sides have not played yet in December amid the freezing conditions, which could yet put paid to their Tannadice encounter.

"It's been frustrating not having games, just coming into training when everyone just wants to play games," the former Clyde and Inverness player said."I think everyone will want to buzz about so I think it might be an entertaining game."

The Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash is subject to a 10am pitch inspection on Sunday after ice formed on the playing surface despite the full use of undersoil heating and protective covers.

Imrie is desperate for some competitive action with Hamilton stuck on 10 points with Aberdeen at the bottom of the SPL since their goalless draw against St Mirren on November 27.

He said: "I'm sure it will be a good game because Dundee United haven't played for ages, so they will want to come out and give their fans something to shout about, hopefully we can do that especially with it being just after Christmas as well."

United won 1-0 at New Douglas Park in early November thanks to David Goodwillie's late strike off the bench but the Scottish Cup holders have generally struggled against Hamilton since the Lanarkshire side returned to the top flight.

Accies are unbeaten in three visits to Tannadice and have also beaten the Tayside team twice at home.

"We won up there in my first game there," 27-year-old Imrie said. "We have taken points off them since I've been here so hopefully we can do that again.

"Our away form has been all right this season, it's just our home form that has not been too good. But we have a few home games coming up so we've got to try and sort that out as soon as possible."

Source: PA