Next up - Dundee United

16 April 2010 05:08
Motherwell have the first of two 'split' games at Fir Park on Sunday and third placed Dundee United are the visitors. Given that we suffered a 3-0 defeat in Tannadice three weeks ago the team have an early chance to make amends. The task of reversing the recent loss will be made more difficult as team selection will be compromised by our injury list.  Ruddy seems unlikely to return and it we’ll see Fraser making a second successive appearance.  Both Craigan and Lasley had to be substituted at Parkhead on Tuesday and they must be rated as doubtful.  The pair have signed contract extensions this week and are rarely on the treatment table – it has been an eventful week for them. One of the features of the long successful run that saw us secure the top half finish was the stable defensive line that was able to boast of so many clean sheets.  Our ability to keep the door shut without Ruddy and Craigan is less likely.   Our mascots last time United visited United have their own troubles.  Not content with losing Dixon to a red card when we last visited Tannadice, they repeated the gaff on Wednesday when Kovacevic’s undisciplined kick again reduced them to ten men.  They have completed a ten game unbeaten run of league and cup games and, as we know, will be riding high on a wave of confidence.  They won’t be easy to beat. Despite the recent arrival of spring the Fir Park pitch will still be far from perfect even though the grass has wakened from the winter slumber.  It will add a random factor to the game and it may upset the form book – a 1-1 draw might satisfy both teams. Follow us on Twitter | Receive News Updates Via RSS Latest Topics From the Message Board Click here to share your views with other Motherwell Fans  


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