Dundee United manager Csaba László has revealed that Fraser Fyvie and Billy King will be in the squad this Saturday, as they complete their recoveries from injury.
United captain Fyvie had to sit out the second half of last season due to a cruciate ligament injury, whereas Billy King has been out of contention since the start of pre-season. However, Csaba László revealed that they are set to make the squad this Saturday.
“Fraser Fyvie everybody knows that in last two weeks already played games. Especially in the reserve team, and Billy King also played games. So, if nothing happens Fraser Fyvie and Billy King, after long, long time, are part of the squad against Morton.”
The United manager was keen to express his delight at the return of club captain Fyvie: “This is very good for us because the captain is back and I think Fraser Fyvie is also a very important person for the club. I am happy because the competition will be high and higher.”
László also revealed that Sam Stanton could be back in two weeks following hernia surgery: “Sam Stanton in the next two weeks, he will be pain free and he will stay on the pitch. Surgery is done. He is really OK and he makes really good development to come back quickly.”
With the visit of Morton, who recently appointed ex-Rangers and Charlton Athletics striker Jonatan Johansson as their new manager, László underlined the need for his players to focus on their own game as opposed to any surprises the new manager might have planned: “We feel, always, ready for every game. We must be ready, but it will also not be a very easy game”.
“You don’t have, generally, easy games. Maybe it makes it a little bit difficult that Morton have a new manager.
“We have to play first time after the changing of the manager at Morton. But we must also be prepared to play our game. We must be also confident.
“We have to show that we meet the game in the same way despite the change in management or not. We have to, for ourselves, manage to win the three points at home.”
With just three points separating the top seven in the Scottish Championship, there are opportunities for United to move top with a win alongside favourable results elsewhere. However, the United boss is keen to focus on the games themselves rather than positions at the moment: “It is very early to talk about it because we are in the beginning of the season and you see that every team who wants to be in the top try to be focused.
“The same is with us. At the moment I don’t think that it is important to watch if we have a gap between us and the other teams. The most important thing is just to go and try to win the games.
“This is my focus. This is on my radar.”
Dundee United will take on Morton at Tannadice this Saturday at 3pm.