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Corner taken by Willo Flood from the left by-line.
Richie Foran takes a shot. Save made by Radoslaw Cierzniak.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Rankin by Ross Draper. Indirect free kick taken by Sean Dillon.
Josh Meekings is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by Stuart Armstrong.
Nick Ross goes off and Shane Sutherland comes on. Billy McKay leaves the field to be replaced by Richie Foran.
Shot by David Raven went harmlessly over the bar.
Corner taken right-footed by Aaron Doran, clearance by Jon Daly.
Michael Gardyne takes a shot. Save by Ryan Esson.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Willo Flood.
Owain Tudur Jones gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stuart Armstrong. Barry Douglas delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Graeme Shinnie manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Daniel Devine on Michael Gardyne. Barry Douglas has an effort direct from the free kick.
Effort from the edge of the box by Stuart Armstrong goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Willo Flood concedes a free kick for a foul on Nick Ross. Willo Flood receives a caution. Free kick taken by Graeme Shinnie.
Andrew Shinnie takes a shot. Radoslaw Cierzniak makes a save.
Effort on goal by Stuart Armstrong from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Stuart Armstrong has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
Shot by Andrew Shinnie. Comfortable save by Radoslaw Cierzniak.
Graeme Shinnie is penalised for a handball. Willo Flood takes the free kick.
Ross Draper concedes a free kick for a foul on John Rankin. Willo Flood sends in a cross, Header from close range by Jon Daly clears the bar.
Willo Flood challenges Andrew Shinnie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Doran.
Stuart Armstrong fouled by Ross Draper, the ref awards a free kick. Willo Flood restarts play with the free kick.
Aaron Doran gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Rankin. Willo Flood takes the direct free kick.
Foul by John Rankin on Andrew Shinnie, free kick awarded. Andrew Shinnie produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
Shot by Stuart Armstrong. Save by Ryan Esson.
Michael Gardyne is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Esson.
Radoslaw Cierzniak fouled by Billy McKay, the ref awards a free kick. Radoslaw Cierzniak takes the indirect free kick.
Graeme Shinnie takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by John Rankin.
Aaron Doran concedes a free kick for a foul on Barry Douglas. Barry Douglas restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on John Rankin by Graeme Shinnie results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Barry Douglas.
Foul by Stuart Armstrong on Ross Draper, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Esson.
Barry Douglas concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Shinnie. Indirect free kick taken by David Raven.
Stuart Armstrong replaces Johnny Russell.
Shot from 20 yards from Aaron Doran. Save by Radoslaw Cierzniak.
Billy McKay takes a shot. Save made by Radoslaw Cierzniak.
Corner taken by Graeme Shinnie from the right by-line, John Rankin manages to make a clearance.
Andrew Shinnie takes a shot. Brian McLean gets a block in.
Jon Daly produces a headed effort from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Jon Daly concedes a free kick for a foul on Ross Draper. Free kick taken by Ryan Esson.
The referee shows Josh Meekings a yellow card. Ross Draper challenges John Rankin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sean Dillon takes the free kick.
Effort on goal by Johnny Russell from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Aaron Doran from the left by-line, Headed effort from inside the area by Owain Tudur Jones misses to the left of the goal.
Graeme Shinnie fouled by Gary Mackay-Steven, the ref awards a free kick. Graeme Shinnie takes the free kick.
Foul by Willo Flood on Graeme Shinnie, free kick awarded. Owain Tudur Jones restarts play with the free kick.
Butcher sure McNamara will change demeanour in SPL
Inverness manager Terry Butcher has told Jackie McNamara he will soon be "ranting and raving" on the sidelines like him despite his seamless transition to top-flight management.
Dundee United have only lost one out of five games, against Celtic, since McNamara moved from Partick Thistle to Tannadice less than two years into his managerial career.
McNamara displays the same quiet authority as a manager that saw him captain Celtic and become a Scotland regular.
But Butcher insists that cannot last in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League as he prepares to welcome United to the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium.
Butcher said: "Jackie is great. He was an excellent player and has obviously done very well at Partick Thistle as a manager.
"He has a good team around him and also a good team on the pitch as well.
"He has come in and put down his philosophy but he hasn't changed a lot, because there is no need to really change much because they have a good side there and a side that is more than capable of winning matches and climbing the league.
"When you look at Jackie on the sidelines, he just stands there with his arms folded and doesn't really say a lot.
"I'm sure that will change, I'm sure he will be ranting and raving and screaming and doing everything that we normally do, the rest of the managers.
"I'm sure he will get into that habit but he looks cool, calm and collected and he is in charge of some excellent players."
Centre-back Gary Warren misses his first game of the season through suspension. but Josh Meekings returns from a back strain to partner Danny Devine in central defence.
Captain Richie Foran is set to miss out again with a knee injury while Simon King (ankle) and Chris Hogg (knee) remain on the sidelines.
McNamara has challenged his side not to give Inverness any added incentiv.
The Tangerines head north knowing a win would take them to within just a point of Butcher's side in their quest to climb the table as they look to finish the season with a flurry.
McNamara watched his side concede two goals in last Sunday's 2-2 SPL draw with Hibernian at Tannadice, a game in which United required a late penalty from Johnny Russell to earn a share of the spoils.
And McNamara does not want to see a repeat of any slack defending when they head to the Highlands for their important SPL clash.
McNamara said: "Hopefully we have learned our lesson from that point of view. It's something we have to work on and have got to do better. Inverness have been playing well this season and thoroughly deserve to be where they are in the league, which is second top.
"They score a lot of goals so obviously we want to keep things tight at the back and not help them in any way. We were annoyed at the goals which we lost against Hibs but that's in the past and we have to try and improve on that."
McNamara takes his side to the Highlands to face Euro-chasing Inverness and knows they will have to be firing on all cylinders if they are to return to Tayside with all three points. He said: "We know it will be nothing other than a difficult game.
"It will be a test for the lads and we have to start the game better than we did against Hibs when we were slow to get going. Having watched Inverness, it's clear they have had good legs and can get about the park so they are dangerous opponents.
"But we have to focus on our own strengths and hopefully take the game to them. The league is so tight that a few wins can make a big difference which is what we're aiming for."
United have signed Swedish defender Marcus Tornstrand but the 23-year-old free agent will not feature at Inverness as he works to build up his match fitness. Gavin Gunning is sidelined following a knee operation but McNamara has no fresh injury worries.
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