Manager confirms he will be without multiple players for crunch Rangers clash
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Dundee United understrength for Rangers clash, confirms Micky Mellon

Micky Mellon has confirmed that his Dundee United side will be understrength for the visit of Rangers on Sunday [BBC Scotland].

United’s entire first-team coaching staff and nine players were forced into isolation ahead of their trip to Livingston last weekend, following a Covid -19 outbreak at the club.

Micky Mellon says his Dundee United side will be understrength against Rangers. (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Mellon will return to the dugout against the Gers but he will be without his assistant, Stevie Frail, who is still “really poorly”, as well as a number of players.

“There will still be a few who will be away until Tuesday,” he said, as quoted by BBC Scotland.

“Most of them are the injured ones, although one or two might have played on Sunday, but it is the way it is and we have to get on with it.”

One of those who may miss the Tannadice clash is former Gers striker, Nicky Clark, who was absent for their defeat at Livi last Saturday.

Nicky Clark has scored seven times for Dundee United in the Premiership this season. (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

Other important players such as Benjamin Siegrist, Mark Reynolds and Lawrence Shankland all featured in that game, though, and should be available once again.

The 2-0 loss against Livi brought to an end a seven-game unbeaten run in all competitions for the Terrors, who are sixth in the table in their first season back in the top-flight.

Rangers defeated Mellon’s side 4-0 at Ibrox in September and after resting a number of key players for their Europa League fixture against Lech Poznan on Thursday night, Gerrard will be confident his team can pull off a third away win in a week.

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