Date: 28th August 2012 at 2:19pm
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Dundee United supporters’ thoughts are with former goalkeeper Hamish McAlpine after suffering a heart attack at the weekend.

The 64-year-old was taken ill on Sunday whilst doing a spot of light gardening. He was admitted to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, where his condition is said to be improving and he could be discharged in the next couple of days.

McAlpine played almost seven hundred games for the Tangerines between 1966-85 and won a championship with them in addition to a couple of League Cups. He has already been inundated with numerous messages of support from United fans since the weekend.

“I was out cutting the hedge on Sunday morning and I felt a pain,” McAlpine told stv.tv. “I thought it was just indigestion but it went on for ten minutes and I knew it was something worse. I headed up to Ninewells right away and they said I’d had a heart attack.

“The pain is gone and I’m getting well looked after,” he added. “I’m not in a bit of pain and I just need to take tablets now. It was just a wee blockage, but they got it quick enough so it didn’t do any lasting damage.”

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