Dundee United v St Johnstone postponed

The Scottish Premiership fixture between Dundee United and St Johnstone has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch at Tannadice.

Tannadice (Dundee United v Dundee - 11th August 2015)
Tannadice: The home of Dundee United, who were due to welcome their Tayside rivals (Picture from Sky Sports)

DUNDEE United’s Scottish Premiership clash with St Johnstone at Tannadice has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Heavy rainfall over the weekend and throughout Monday saw the Tayside club call an early pitch inspection shortly after 2pm.

And after checking the surface, referee Crawford Allan and his fellow officials ruled that the game could not go ahead.

The decision means that St Johnstone goalkeeper Alan Mannus will now miss Saturday’s League Cup semi-final through suspension.

The Northern Ireland international was set to serve the second game of his two-match ban against United but that will now be carried over to the game with Aberdeen.

United’s next fixture, meanwhile, sees them travel to struggling Partick Thistle on Saturday.

A statement published on United’s official website read: “Following a pitch inspection, tonight’s game versus St Johnstone has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.”

A new date for the rearranged fixture is yet to be announced.

Two Scottish Championship games were also postponed at the weekend with Raith v Alloa and Dumbarton v Livingston called off due to the wet weather.

Fifth-place United could have moved into fourth with a win over Tommy Wright’s Saints, who could have leapfrogged the hosts by taking maximum points.

The Perthshire club were due to take part in the 600th top-flight match of their history.

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