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Arbroath vs Dundee United – Match Preview




Arbroath vs Dundee United – Match Preview

Ladbrokes Championship – Game 17 – Season 2019 / 2020

Saturday 14th December 2019, Gayfield Park, Arbroath, 3.00pm kick off

It is the final game of the year at Gayfield tomorrow and what a match it is set to be!

Robbie Neilson’s Dundee United who are also the Championship Leaders visit with at least 2800 United supporters heading up the coast to Gayfield.

It should be the largest crowd at Gayfield for several seasons and our biggest in the league for years.

The last time the sides met at the end of September Dundee United there was a cruel twist for the Lichties as Lawrence Shankland scored twice in the final seconds to give United the win.

The Lichties did however triumph in the 1st round of the Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Challenge Cup when the came out on top 4-3 on penalties.

Dundee United are on a rich reign of form with 7 wins on the bounce which has let them open up a 10 point gap at the top of the table.

Dundee United welcome back Paul McMullan and Cammy Smith, but will be without Peter Pawlett.

Arbroath were delighted to have Steven Doris back in action on Tuesday night after he recovered from a strain picked up in the warm up down at Auchinleck.

It has been a really tough week with games against Dundee then away to Ayr United but with two draws so far it really has proved how far the Lichties have come.

2019 has been one of the best years in the clubs history on and off the pitch and we go into 2020 with the League One Trophy in the Gayfield Trophy Cabinet.

It will be another extremely game for the Lichties, but we hope to have your support behind us from kick off.

Dundee United Squad

Head Coach – Robbie Neilson
Assistant Head Coach – Gordon Forrest
Assistant Head Coach – Lee McCulloch
Goalkeeping Coach – Neil Alexander

1 – GK – Benjamin Siegrist
13 – GK – Deniz Mehmet

2 – DF – Liam Smith
3 – DF – Adrián Sporle
5 – DF – Mark Connolly
6 – DF – Mark Reynolds
17 – DF – Jamie Robinson
19 – DF – Troy Brown
26 – DF – Sam Wardrop
44 – DF – Paul Watson

7 – MF – Paul McMullan
8 – MF – Peter Pawlett
12 – MF – Sam Stanton
18 – MF – Calum Butcher
23 – MF – Ian Harkes
25 – MF – Adam King
34 – MF – Scott Banks

10 – ST – Nicky Clark
11 – ST – Cammy Smith
20 – ST – Logan Chalmers
24 – ST – Lawrence Shankland
27 – ST – Louis Appéré

Arbroath vs Dundee United – Head to Head

Dundee United 2 – 1 Arbroath – Saturday 21st September 2019
Ladbrokes Championship Game 06 – Season 2019/2020
Goals – Shankland 88, 90+2, Donnelly 52

Dundee United 0 – 0 Arbroath (3-4) Penalties – Saturday 7th September 2019
Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Challenge Cup – Round 1 – Season 2019 / 2020

Dundee United – Scottish Championship Results 2019/2020

Game 01 – Dundee United 4 – 1 Inverness Caledonian Thistle – Saturday 3rd August
Game 02 – Partick Thistle 1 – 2 Dundee United – Saturday 9th August
Game 03 – Dunfermline Athletic 0 – 2 Dundee United – Saturday 24th August
Game 04 – Dundee United 6 – 2 Arbroath – Friday 30th August
Game 05 – Ayr United 2 – 0 Dundee United – Saturday 14th September
Game 06 – Dundee United 2 – 1 Arbroath – Saturday 21st September
Game 07 – Dundee United 6 – 0 Greenock Morton – Saturday 28th September
Game 08 – Alloa Athletic 1 – 0 Dundee United – Friday 4th October
Game 09 – Queen of the South 4 – 0 Dundee United – Saturday 19th October
Game 10 – Dundee United 2 – 0 Dunfermline Athletic – Saturday 26th October
Game 11 – Dundee United 1 – 0 Partick Thistle – Tuesday 29th October
Game 12 – Inverness Caledonian Thistle 0 – 3 Dundee United – Saturday 2nd November
Game 13 – Dundee 0 – 2 Dundee United – Friday 8th November
Game 14 – Dundee United 3 – 0 Queen of the South – Saturday 16th November
Game 15 – Greenock Morton 1 – 2 Dundee United – Tuesday 10th December
Game 16 – Dundee United 2 – 1 Alloa Athletic – Saturday 7th December

Suspensions;

Neither Team has any players suspended.

Officials;

Referee: Graham Beaton
Assistant Referee 1: Jordan Stokoe
Assistant Referee 2: Steven Traynor

Matchday Programme;

Tomorrow’s programme will be on sale just inside of Gayfield and is the 13th programme of new season and is priced at £2.50 with defender Ricky Little on the front cover.

Admission;

Tomorrow’s game is all Ticket. There will not be a Cash Gate. Admission is by ticket only.

Arbroath Season Ticket holders do not need to purchase a ticket and will enter as normal.

Segregation will be in place.

Tickets are on sale tomorrow morning from 11am and 12pm. This is the last chance for you to buy a ticket.

Admission prices;

£18 – Adults
£10 – Concessions (Child, Students, OAP 65+, Disability Entry with a free carer)

Disabled Access;

Unfortunately we are only available to offer 3 positions in the Home end (Harbour side) for the Arbroath vs Dundee match for wheelchair users and their assistants.

Currently this is on a first come, first served basis but with season ticket holders having priority.

We have two space remaining and wanted to give everyone time to purchase their ticket to avoid disappointment. Please get in touch if you wish to reserve a place.

The main walkway around the terracing is always open to wheelchair users, but we only have the two dedicated spaces on either side of the main stand which give prime viewing.

If you do have any questions, please get in touch.

Our match day stewards are always on hand to give assistance either into the ground, or to the accessible areas.

Unfortunately due to Gayfield’s location we don’t own any parking spaces around the ground, but there is plenty of spaces on either side of the ground to park which is all completely free.

If the distance from the main gate to the accessible area is too far, then we are happy to accommodate a vehicle into the ground for a close drop off. In this circumstance we would please ask that you contact the club a day or two before hand and arrive a little earlier than normal.

We are a community club and hope to give all visiting and home fans the same experience as they are welcomed into our ground.

Parking;

Unfortunately due to Gayfield’s location we don’t own any parking spaces around the ground, but there is plenty of spaces on either side of the ground to park which is all completely free.

If you are coming from the direction of Dundee, there are many spaces on Queen’s Drive next to Pleasureland, of if you continue past Gayfield there is Inchcape Park which is your first right after Gayfield. It is next to the Sea which offers street and overspill onto the grass.

Full Details can be found on our website – https://www.arbroathfc.co.uk/match-day-information/

We hope to see another fantastic support to cheer on the Lichties in this important Championship game and our final game at Gayfield in 2019!

We hope you can make it along!

C’mon the Lichties!


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