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Scott Boyd challenges Keith Watson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Willo Flood delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance made by Stuart Kettlewell.
Corner taken right-footed by Willo Flood from the left by-line, Gavin Gunning has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.
Corner taken right-footed by Willo Flood, Marc Fitzpatrick manages to make a clearance.
Keith Watson takes a shot. Save made by Michael Fraser.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Willo Flood, clearance made by Scott Boyd. Outswinging corner taken by Willo Flood, Gavin Gunning takes a shot. Save made by Michael Fraser.
Ryan Gauld is brought on as a substitute for Ryan Dow.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Gardyne on Grant Munro. Michael Fraser takes the free kick.
Martin Scott comes on in place of Gary Glen.
Corner taken by Iain Vigurs from the right by-line, Sean Dillon manages to make a clearance.
Gary Glen crosses the ball, save made by Radoslaw Cierzniak.
Free kick awarded for a foul by John Rankin on Scott Boyd. Michael Fraser takes the free kick. (Ross County) makes a substitution, with Mihael Kovacevic coming on for Ross Tokely.
A cross is delivered by Michael Gardyne, clearance by Scott Boyd.
The referee blows for offside. Scott Boyd restarts play with the free kick.
Effort on goal by Ryan Dow from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
Unfair challenge on Johnny Russell by Sam Morrow results in a free kick. Gavin Gunning takes the direct free kick.
Shot from long distance by Rocco Quinn goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stuart Armstrong by Colin McMenamin. Keith Watson restarts play with the free kick. Colin McMenamin leaves the field to be replaced by Sam Morrow.
Ryan Dow crosses the ball,
Effort on goal by Stuart Armstrong from 35 yards missed to the left of the target.
John Rankin takes a shot. Michael Fraser makes a save.
Richard Brittain goes into the book for dissent.
Brian McLean takes a shot. Save by Michael Fraser.
Corner taken left-footed by Iain Vigurs from the right by-line, A cross is delivered by Rocco Quinn. Grant Munro is adjudged to have handled the ball. Indirect free kick taken by Radoslaw Cierzniak.
The ball is swung over by Iain Vigurs.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Richard Brittain on Stuart Armstrong. Direct free kick taken by Gavin Gunning.
Unfair challenge on Keith Watson by Iain Vigurs results in a free kick. Keith Watson takes the free kick.
The official flags Gary Glen offside. Radoslaw Cierzniak takes the free kick.
Michael Gardyne takes a shot. Save by Michael Fraser.
Rocco Quinn concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Dow. Rocco Quinn receives a yellow card. Direct free kick taken by Gavin Gunning.
Stuart Kettlewell concedes a free kick for a foul on Stuart Armstrong. The ball is sent over by Willo Flood, Gavin Gunning takes a shot. Michael Fraser makes a comfortable save.
Michael Gardyne fouled by Rocco Quinn, the ref awards a free kick. Brian McLean takes the free kick.
Centre by Ryan Dow.
Sean Dillon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Colin McMenamin. Richard Brittain crosses the ball, Ross Tokely takes a shot.
The ball is swung over by Keith Watson, Effort on goal by Johnny Russell from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
Johnny Russell takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Fraser. Johnny Russell has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide right of the target.
John Rankin fouled by Stuart Kettlewell, the ref awards a free kick. Willo Flood crosses the ball in from the free kick, blocked by Ross Tokely.
Keith Watson delivers the ball.
Shot by Johnny Russell from a long way out goes over the net.
Gary Glen is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Radoslaw Cierzniak.
Rocco Quinn challenges Ryan Dow unfairly and gives away a free kick. Brian McLean restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Michael Gardyne by Scott Boyd results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Willo Flood, clearance made by Ross Tokely.
Colin McMenamin produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
Stuart Armstrong concedes a free kick for a foul on Stuart Kettlewell. Michael Fraser restarts play with the free kick.
Centre by Brian McLean, clearance made by Grant Munro.
Corner taken left-footed by Iain Vigurs to the near post, Ryan Dow manages to make a clearance.
John Rankin fouled by Richard Brittain, the ref awards a free kick. Willo Flood restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Richard Brittain, Scott Boyd has a headed effort from close in and clears the bar.
Houston wary of County threat
Dundee United boss Peter Houston has promised his side will give Ross County every respect in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League match at Tannadice.
Houston is well aware of the threat posed by Derek Adams' side, who are unbeaten in 39 league games going into their meeting on Tayside.
Like United, the Irn-Bru First Division champions will go top of the table if they win.
County have already caused a few surprises in their first ever SPL season, including coming within seconds of beating Celtic, and the United manager would never dismiss them.
Houston said: "I have a lot of respect for what they are doing up there.
"They have a great set-up and a good manager and set of players.
"So the one thing we won't be doing is treating them lightly because they have just come up from the First Division.
"County are on great run of form at the moment.
"We have watched them on a number of occasions and the word coming back is that they're always very hard to beat.
"They get behind the ball well with the 4-5-1 system they have but they can hit you quickly on the counter-attack which we have to watch for on the night.
"So that makes it more difficult that we are the home team and have to try and take the game to them."
United are without winger Gary Mackay-Steven, who is recovering from a recent knee operation.
Meanwhile, Mark Fotheringham is desperate to get started with his Ross County career after a summer spent trying to secure a Bundesliga place.
The former Norwich and Dundee midfielder had spells on trial at Hoffenheim and Wolfsburg but returned to Scotland and has signed with the Dingwall club until the end of the season.
Fotheringham will not feature in the clash with another of his former clubs Dundee United but he is eager to get started the following weekend when County host St Johnstone.
Fotheringham, who had a previous spell in Germany with Freiburg, said: "I'm bursting to play because it's been frustrating watching games with the league starting here and in Europe.
"I spent time with Hoffenheim through Markus Babbel, the coach. He wanted to keep me but the chairman has a philosophy where he looks to bring in young players. It's quite scary at 28 when you're getting told you're an old player.
"I was there for eight weeks and the coach fought to get me in the squad but Dietmar Hopp has the final say and he's done a fantastic job with the club and I respect his decision.
"But he recommended me to Felix Magath at Wolfsburg. It was a great experience going to both teams and they made me feel really welcome and the standard of football was awesome.
"Wolfsburg had a team full of international players but I'm the type of guy who wants to play football. I'm not about to sit on my backside in September and wait for a so-called big move.
"I want to earn the right to be part of Ross County and earn the right to be in the team."
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