Tannadice Park

Next Game

Dundee U v Aberdeen

Sunday, 02 August 2015, 15:30

Scots Prem

Houston: Professional job done

Dundee United boss Peter Houston praised his side for a clinical 5-0 win over Stranraer in the Scottish Cup fourth round.

Last Updated: 02/12/12 at 09:46 Post Comment

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The front pairing of Johnny Russell and Jon Daly shared the goals and Houston his side should have won by a greater margin.

"We could have scored a lot more," the boss said. "Their goalkeeper won the sponsors' man of the match and the boy did quite well.

"Their defenders did as well as they could but they are playing against Russell who is sharp and Daly who is experienced and a handful."

Despite Russell netting a hat-trick, Houston believes there is still room for improvement before he is ready for a move to a bigger club.

He said: "There are bits of his game when he plays against better opposition that he is still to learn.

"I've said it about David Goodwillie at one time and when it was time for him to go I was saying it was time for him to move on.

"I think Johnny is playing every week and if he went down to a Premiership team he would not be playing every week.

"I look at some players who go down and don't play - in fact we've got about ten ex-players that are not playing just now since the cup final."

Home boss Stevie Aitken said: "To be fair to Dundee United, they came down with a great attitude.

"Sometimes it is difficult for big teams to come to a place like this and maybe they do not show the right attitude but fair play to them."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

t's a bloody good goal, though. Sh!t, the kid's gonna be the worlds best before we know it, isn't he? He's got the touch of genius in him. Like Neymar, but with muscles and stuff. He's doing a Ronaldo as we watch. He's bulked up to be able to ride the tackles, but he's improved technically as well. His touch is sublime. Bugger.

HarryBoulton
WATCH: Hazard's stunning goal

A

hhh, Jose arguing with another managers wife, clearest sign yet that we are going mental during the close season. I am rocking back and forth on my haunches.

hump3.
Jose hits back at Rafa's wife

I

t's only a matter of time before one of them throws in a yo mamma

lee
Jose hits back at Rafa's wife

Footer 365

Real reopen talks over £28m De Gea deal

Real Madrid have reportedly reopened negotiations with Manchester United over David de Gea and may complete a deal in the coming days.

Muller has a job for life at Bayern

Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge feels that Thomas Muller 'will never leave ' Bayern Munich and has offered the forward a job for life at the club.

Jose Mourinho: Rafael Benitez destroyed Inter Milan and his wife should take care of his diet

Jose Mourinho has hit back at Rafael Benitez’s wife, saying her husband 'destroyed' Inter Milan and she should take care of his diet.

Mail Box

Mails: Let's Talk About Jose's Failures...

We don't talk about them because Chelsea won the title...but imagine if LVG or Brendan Rodgers had signed Juan Cuadrado. Plus, a trawl through the squads...

Di Maria Just Didn't Fit (S**t Happens)

If a signing doesn't work there doesn't have to be a massive witch hunt. So there. Plus a detailed net spend rant, Breel Embolo, computer games and Louis van Gaal...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company