Dundee United coach Lee McCulloch has admitted that the Tannadice club cannot rely on Lawrence Shankland to win them points every week.

Shankland’s late double in the 2-1 win over Arbroath kept United at the top of the Championship table. However, McCulloch wants see players from all areas of the team pitch in with goals.

“Goals spread around the team”

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“As a coaching staff, you do want goals to be spread around the team and that will mean centre-halves converting from setplays, midfielders chipping in and wingers nipping in at the back post to score” he said, as reported by the Courier.

“In an ideal world you would like that, and we had that in the Dundee derby. That was the perfect scenario so hopefully we can get back to that.”

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Interestingly enough, in the Dundee derby that McCulloch mentions, United won 6-2 and only one of the goals came from the prolific Shankland.

What will happen if star striker gets injured?

Shankland has scored 10 goals in 10 games in all competitions so far this season. That is a remarkable achievement. However, what it he goes a few games without scoring or gets injured?

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That is where McCulloch’s point about other players contributing with goals makes sense. Calum Butcher is the current second top goalscorer for United with three goals. If he can reach double figures before the end of the season, United will have a great chance of winning promotion back to the Premiership.

For now though, it looks as if Shankland will be the main man when it comes to scoring goals.

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