Date: 16th December 2005 at 7:47pm
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Dundee Utd welcome bottom club Dunfermline to Tannadice on Saturday with their manager Gordon Chisholm under extreme pressure and needing a victory to stay in a job.

United chairman Eddie Thompson has made it known that he expects them to achieve a top six place this season and unless results improve Chisholm will be shown the exit door.

Vital Quotes:

Dundee Utd Team News:

Three Dundee United players are doutbful for this game. Grant Brebner (calf), Peter Canero (illness) and David Fernandez (food poisoning).

Player to watch: Lee Miller

The striker is handy in front of goals.

Dunfermline Team News:

Dunfermline have Andy Tod and Scott Wilson back after injury. Lee Makel and Darren Young are also fully fit.

Simon Donnelly and Scott Thomson are back in training but Scott Morrison and Yannick Zambernardi are still on the treatment table.

Player to watch: Mark Burchill

Always dangerous up front.

Match Facts & Stats

Utd record v Pars at Tannadice: P59 W28 D14 L17 F101 A88

Meetings this season: Dunfermline 2 Dundee Utd 1, Sat 24 Sep

Ref Watch:

Steve Conroy is the man in black.

Match Prediction:

Hard one to call, I’ll go for 1-1.

Next Fixtures:

Mon 26 Dec 2005 Kilmarnock (a)
Sat 31 Dec 2005 Rangers (h)
Sat 7 Jan 2006 Aberdeen (h) SCO CUP
Sat 14 Jan 2006 Falkirk (h)
Sat 21 Jan 2006 Aberdeen (h)