SPL Fanzone: Dundee United

Saturday was United’s fifth consecutive victory against Hearts. When considering the difference in budgets available to both clubs, it is a great testament to Peter Houston and the players he has at his disposal that they can easily compete with Scotland’s so-called third force.

For a third consecutive year, United seem to have hit form at the right time of the season. With it looking ever more likely that the team finishing third will be awarded with entry into the Champions League, this could set up one of the most exciting finishes for the non-Old Firm teams in many a season. Getting into Europe for a third straight season would be fantastic for the club and would make those fans who were calling for Houston’s head earlier in the season look rather foolish.

Jamie Kidd