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‘CUP FINAL LOSS LEFT ME SICK,’ McKINNON

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RAY McKINNON’S priority is to lead Dundee United back into the Premiership at the end of the season.
But the Tannadice boss is also keen to see his side put in a decent run in the Scottish Cup, too, starting this afternoon against Ross County in Dingwall.
McKinnon, who played in a 4-3 defeat against Motherwell in a Final, said: “You want to do well in the competition and stay in it as long as possible.
“I was lucky enough to reach the Cup Final with United in 1991 and I can look back and say it was a great game.
“I have to say what I remember most was the feeling at the end.

“I was sick because we knew it was a game we should have won.”

McKinnon is considering changes for today and, after doing well when they came on against Queen of the South last week, Charlie Telfer, Blair Spittal and Tope Obadeyi are possibilities to start against the Highlanders.

The Tayside gaffer added: “The subs made a real difference because I thought we were quite flat before they came on.

“They all got involved in the game and gave us a real spark.

“It’s put them in a good place when it comes to selection for this one.”

Fit-again defender Frank van der Struijk is likely to get a place on the bench.

Meanwhile, United remain keen on Crusaders winger Gavin Whyte.

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