Dundee United clash with Celtic in ‘major doubt’ after Tannadice damage

Dundee United’s clash with Celtic this weekend at Tannadice is in ‘major doubt’ according to a report after damage to the ground during Storm Arwen.

Tannadice is due to host Dundee United v Celtic on Sunday on Sky Sports. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)


The Scottish Sun report that the fixture could be postponed with Dundee United hopeful repairs can be completed ahead of the live Sky fixture.

After the damage was discovered, a road outside Tannadice was closed and they now face a race against time to get the stadium safe enough for the game to take place.

“Following Friday night’s Storm Arwen, we can confirm parts of the Jerry Kerr Stand roof were damaged. As a result, Dundee City Council closed the road outside.” a statement from the Arabs said.


“Assessment of damage and restoration will begin today and is expected to last a few days.”

Thomas Courts’ side lost 1-0 to Motherwell last night in the Scottish Premiership and the potential postponement of the Celtic game couldn’t come at a worse time.

With a hectic run of games up until the winter break starting in January, it’ll be next year before there’s a free date to fit any rearranged fixture in.

Celtic’s involvement in the Europa League complicates things with Dundee United having a free midweek next week but with Celtic playing Real Betis on Thursday, they’ll not want to squeeze another game in before that.

The next likely date for a rearranged game would be potentially as far away as mid-February – although hopefully, the Terrors will get Tannadice repaired in time for the Sky cameras to arrive in the City of Discovery.

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