Dundee United manager Thomas Courts will take charge of his first Dundee derby this weekend when the Arabs host their local rivals on Sunday lunchtime and the rookie boss confirmed that he’s made his decision over who will start in goal at Tannadice.
Benji Siegrist is fit again after injury left the keeper sidelined for the last three games and handed an opportunity for Northern Irish veteran Trevor Carson to impress – with the ex-Motherwell star has grabbed with both hands.
Courts will be looking to extend an unbeaten home run against their nearest rivals which stretches back all the way to 2004 with Dundee aiming to also pick up their first win of the new season.
“I’m really excited and really looking forward to it,” Courts told Sky Sports.
“I think at the start of the week it felt like a typical working week but today is the first day, from the players’ perspective, that I’ve felt that energy and renewed focus so starting to really look forward to it now.
“The game will undoubtedly settle down after a frenzied start and that is something we want to capitalise on. We think we’re in a decent run of form, we’re in a good place and this is going to be a really good challenge for us this Sunday. I think it is exactly what we need; business as usual but with an edge.”
“It’s a great problem to have. Both those guys have got a tremendous relationship; a good, professional environment for them to work in each day and it is a really nice problem to have.
“Benji has served the club really well and is one of the best keepers in the league and Trever Carson has been outstanding since he got the gloves.
“The decision [over who starts on Sunday] is quite clear, we’ve got a busy period coming up with three games over seven days so naturally, I want to use the full squad over that period of time and using the healthy competition to fuel the environment and that’s exactly what’s happening.”
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