Dundee United are reportedly ‘confident’ Sunday’s Premiership clash with Celtic will go ahead, despite the damage caused to Tannadice’s Jerry Kerr Stand by Storm Arwen.
According to Football Scotland, the Arabs believe repairs to the roof caused the weekend storm should be completed in time for Sunday’s live Sky Sports clash with Ange Postecoglou’s side.
A statement from United yesterday confirmed the damage to the roof of the Jerry Kerr Stand, with Dundee City Council closing the road outside the stadium while checks were completed.
“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,” the statement said.
“Assessment of damage and restoration will begin today and is expected to last a few days.”
There were serious concerns the game could be in doubt and with limited dates to squeeze a rearranged game in, it threatened causing something of a fixture pile-up for both sides.
United lost to Motherwell earlier in the week as Tony Watt scored the only goal of the game as Storm Arwen battered Fir Park and left the pitch saturated towards the end of the Premiership clash.
Sunday’s game being broadcast live on Sky Sports would add a further complication if the plug was pulled – although with a few days until Sky need access to the ground, there should be enough time to get things in order.
With almost 72 hours until kick-off at Tannadice, Dundee United will be doing everything they can to get the fixture on as they look to repeat the last visit by one of the Old Firm – beating Rangers earlier this season to end the Gers’ long unbeaten record in the Premiership.
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