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The offside flag is raised against Ryan Dow. Craig Samson restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Keith Watson by Sam Parkin. Direct free kick taken by Jon Daly.
Unfair challenge on Steven Thompson by Jon Daly results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Graham Carey, clearance made by Sean Dillon.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richie Ryan by Jim Goodwin. Willo Flood restarts play with the free kick.
Jim Goodwin produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.
Thomas Reilly on for Dougie Imrie.
Sam Parkin challenges Sean Dillon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sean Dillon takes the direct free kick.
Jim Goodwin challenges Rudi Skacel unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Keith Watson.
Gary Teale is brought on as a substitute for Jon Robertson. Ryan Dow replaces Stuart Armstrong.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dougie Imrie by Willo Flood. Paul Dummett restarts play with the free kick.
Jim Goodwin takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Comfortable save by Radoslaw Cierzniak.
Foul by Johnny Russell on Marc McAusland, free kick awarded. Marc McAusland restarts play with the free kick.
Paul Dummett concedes a free kick for a foul on Rudi Skacel. Radoslaw Cierzniak takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Jim Goodwin by Rudi Skacel results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Marc McAusland.
Corner taken by Jim Goodwin from the left by-line, Gavin Gunning manages to make a clearance.
The referee blows for offside. Lee Mair takes the indirect free kick.
(St Mirren) makes a substitution, with Sam Parkin coming on for Lewis Guy.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Willo Flood, clearance made by Lee Mair.
Corner taken by Willo Flood. The referee gives a against Steven Thompson for handball. Booking for Steven Thompson. Placed penalty scored by Johnny Russell. St Mirren 0-1 Dundee Utd.
Unfair challenge on Dougie Imrie by Mark Millar results in a free kick. The referee shows Mark Millar a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Marc McAusland restarts play with the free kick. Richie Ryan is brought on as a substitute for Mark Millar. Rudi Skacel is brought on as a substitute for Michael Gardyne.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jim Goodwin, Gavin Gunning makes a clearance.
Willo Flood fouled by Jim Goodwin, the ref awards a free kick. Willo Flood takes the direct free kick.
Dougie Imrie concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Gardyne. Willo Flood restarts play with the free kick.
Gavin Gunning takes a shot.
Jim Goodwin challenges Mark Millar unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Willo Flood.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jim Goodwin from the left by-line, Gavin Gunning manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dougie Imrie by Willo Flood. Jim Goodwin takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Keith Watson by Dougie Imrie results in a free kick. Radoslaw Cierzniak takes the free kick.
Marc McAusland challenges Johnny Russell unfairly and gives away a free kick. John Rankin takes the free kick.
Jon Daly concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Thompson. Dougie Imrie restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Jim Goodwin, John Rankin manages to make a clearance.
Mark Millar challenges Jon Robertson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Graham Carey.
Shot on goal by Jim Goodwin from long range goes harmlessly over the target.
Willo Flood concedes a free kick for a foul on Jim Goodwin. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Graham Carey, save made by Radoslaw Cierzniak.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Keith Watson on Dougie Imrie. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jim Goodwin, clearance by Radoslaw Cierzniak.
Foul by Stuart Armstrong on David van Zanten, free kick awarded. Jim Goodwin takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Dougie Imrie from the right by-line, Close range headed effort by Lee Mair goes wide of the left-hand post.
Shot by Stuart Armstrong from outside the box goes over the target.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Jim Goodwin, clearance made by Gavin Gunning.
Mark Millar takes a shot. Comfortable save by Craig Samson.
Jon Daly challenges Lewis Guy unfairly and gives away a free kick. Graham Carey takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Mair on Mark Millar. Willo Flood takes the free kick.
Lewis Guy is adjudged to have handled the ball. Willo Flood restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Jim Goodwin on John Rankin, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Sean Dillon.
Rudi ready to make United impact
Rudi Skacel has declared himself ready to fire Dundee United up the table after Peter Houston benefited from the transfer embargo on Hearts to sign the goalscoring midfielder.
The Czech international has signed until the end of January after training with Hearts in recent weeks but being unable to sign for a third time at Tynecastle.
Hearts were placed under an automatic transfer embargo in September when they failed to pay wages on time, and the Scottish Premier League this week extended the sanction until December 23 following a second monthly delay.
Skacel finished his second spell at Hearts in the same way as his first, by scoring in a Scottish Cup final victory.
And, by the look of his training top in his first photograph as a United player, he appears to have honoured his promise to Hearts fans to pay homage to the 5-1 Hampden thrashing of Hibernian by adopting the number 51 shirt at his new club.
The fact that Skacel has only signed until January 30 leaves the door open for another potential return to Tynecastle next year, but the 33-year-old's initial aim is to help United move up from 11th place in the SPL, possibly starting at St Mirren on Saturday.
Skacel, who scored 18 goals for Hearts last season, told United's official website: "Within 10 minutes of meeting the manager, I had decided I wanted to come here; it was an easy decision.
"I have kept fit training with a few of my previous clubs over the last few months so it is just match fitness I have to get up to speed with.
"For both the club and myself it is a good deal. I can play a few games and hopefully help the team climb the table.
"In January, we can then look at things and see if it suits us both to extend the contract."
Skacel, whose arrival comes as influential winger Gary Mackay-Steven prepares to return to training next week following knee surgery, is the second payer to sign a contract at Tannadice this week.
Sean Dillon signed a two-year extension as he prepares to mark the sixth anniversary of his arrival from Shelbourne in January.
United stopped a run of four SPL games without scoring when they drew 1-1 with Aberdeen last Saturday.
St Mirren are boosted by the return of Thomas Reilly for the clash against Dundee United.
Reilly missed last week's 5-0 thrashing against Celtic with an ankle injury but is back for the visit of United.
Paul McGowan, Darren McGregor and Grant Adam all remain on the sidelines for the Paisley club.
Winger Gary Teale admits to feeling frustrated by his lack of first-team action with St Mirren recently, but has vowed to remain at the Paisley club and fight for his place.
Teale has not started since last month's defeat to Kilmarnock and did not feature at all in the last two outings - defeats to St Johnstone and Celtic.
The 34-year-old says his omission is even harder to take when the side are not producing the results and he has not been given an opportunity to have an impact on those matches.
Teale said: "I thought at the start of the season, when I was in the side, that we were doing well enough.
"When you're sitting on the sidelines and the performances haven't been what they had been before, and you're not being utilised and you feel like you can make an impact, it is disappointing.
"But there's nothing you can do, you just have to get on with it and hope the manager changes it around again and you're back in.
"I've never been one to bang on the door and say `why am I not playing?' I'm the type of character who just gets on with things.
"It is frustrating. You work all week and all you want to do is play football on a Saturday.
"I'll just get on with it and, when things turn around, I'll take my chance."
Teale is confident he can force his way back into manager Danny Lennon's plans.
And he insists he has not even considered the prospect of a January loan move in search of regular action elsewhere.
He added: "I think I'll get back in sooner or later anyway.
"If I was younger and feeling like I had to prove something, I'd maybe be thinking along those lines but it's not even entered my head.
"I enjoy it here, I enjoy training here, so it's not something I've really thought about."
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