The Dundee United Football Club Historical Archive. Preserving United History Since 2006.
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Isn't it amazing the difference a couple of victories can make? Before meeting Hearts it was felt we had perhaps lost our chance of qualifying for the Texaco Cup competition next season. And with a difficult programme ahead few gave us much chance of improving our position. But, in the two games since, the boys have recaptured their best form and now we are confident we can finish the season on a really strong note. Against Hearts the boys took complete control in the second half and ended by turning on some of their best football of the season. And the result itself was a first class boost for everyone. At Fir Park the side kept up the good work and with luck, and better finishing, we could well have won with several goals in hand.Unfortunately we lost Morris Stevenson just after half time with a bad knee injury and early this week he underwent an operation and will be in plaster for around 10 weeks. This is a great pity as Morris had settled down very well at No. 11 and his experience and ball control was an important factor in this side's return to form. But at Motherwell every member of the side performed well and special mention must be given to the mid-line of Walter Smith, Doug Smith and Jim Henry. All three were first class and the home side struggled all the way to get the better of them. In attack Kenny Cameron proved he is back to his old self with a neat goal and Alex Reid and Alan Gordon gave the Fir Park defence a hard time. This afternoon we face Cowdenbeath and, bearing in mind their recent run of great away wins, they will have to be watched very carefully. Last week the Fifers suffered a bad blow by falling to St. Mirren and this means they go back into the Second Division again next season. Obviously this eases all the tension from them and no doubt they will be aiming to wind up their First Division stay in style. With the important "derby" due at Dens Park on Monday I am looking for our third win in a row to set us up for, the Dundee game.