LIVE: Dundee United 1-0 Dunfermline Athletic
Cammy Smith makes his debut for Dundee United against Dunfermline at Tannadice after rejoining the club from St Mirren in midweek.
Fellow returnee Morgaro Gomis, who signed up for a third spell in tangerine just yesterday, does not make the squad.
For the Pars, Stevie Crawford takes charge for the first time after taking over from sacked Allan Johnston.
Teams: Utd - Siegrist, Murdoch, Frans, Bouhenna, Booth, Fyvie, Stanton, McMullan, C Smith, M Smith, Safranko.
Pars- Robinson, Longridge, Ashcroft, Higginbotham, Beadling, Devine, Hippolyte, Thomson, Vincent, Craigen, Keena.
11/01/19 Reverse order Timestamp format
It's just been confirmed that United's new American owner Mark Ogren is here to see his team.
With a minimum of fuss the new owner has taken his seat in the stand. A bow on the pitch would have been nice.
1' - We're off at Tannadice. Yeehaw!
2' - There's a decent crowd inside Tannadice, including a healthy Pars support.
4' - It's been scrappy so far, but Dunfermline look up for this.
5' - A Higginboth cross is well taken by Siegrist. Utd have started slowly. Again.
6' - Stanton releases Booth on the left. He crosses and McMullan can only head the ball well wide.
9' - Keena shoots from 18 yards and Siegrist saves well. Pars look decent.
12' - Cammy Smith and Safranko combine to win a corner. Smith takes it, Safranko heads back and Murdoch heads straight at Robinson. That was a chance.
15' - Fyvie tries to send McMullan through. There's too much on the pass and it's a goal kick.
15' - Utd are doing their fair share of attacking now.
19' - A Higginbotham free kick is headed across goal and again Siegrist does well to gather.
22' - Smith to Smith as Utd attack on the left. It's played out to Booth, but his cross is easily cleared.
23' - A Matty Smith cross brings a corner. Booth takes it and it's just too high for Safranko.
24' - Keena tries a shot from distance. And it was a distance off troubling Siegrist.
28' - It's not been great so far. Too many passes going astray.
29' - Shot on the turn from Cammy Smith. Robinson dives to his right to save.
32' - McMullan shoots from 20 yards. Decent effort but it's a foot or so wide.
33' - Keena plays in Hippolyte. It should be a great chances but he gets the ball tangled in his feet and can't even get a shot away.
33' - Seconds later Hippolyte cuts the ball back for Vincent. He shoots wide with the goal at his mercy. That should have been the opener.
40 - Frans booked for a late tackle on Beadling.
43' - A McMullan cross is headed clear by Ashcroft.
46' - Second half kicks off.
46' - Nesbitt on for Matty Smith for the second half.
48' - Safranko blocks a Devine clearance. He gets to the box where is shot is well saved by Robinson.
51' - Six minutes into the second period and little sign of things getting better.
54' - Safranko takes the ball on his chest and tries to find Nesbitt with a pass on the turn. He doesn't.
58' - Murdoch takes a sore one after failing to get a cross in on the right.
60' - The defender needs lengthy treatment before he can continue.
62' - Hippolyte goes on a mazy. He beats a few men, but his shot is blocked.
64' - Keena off, Smith on for Dunfermline. Too many Smiths on this park.
67' - Pars win a corner. Utd scrmable Higginbotham's kick away.
69' - A short pass back by Murdoch is chased by Higginbotham. Siegrist races from his area to clear.
70' - Clark on for McMullan.
71' - We're into the final 20 minutes and there is no sign of a goal coming.
73' - Murdoch is down again. He's struggling and is coming off. Watson replaces him.
74' - Cammy Smith shoots past from six yards. He was offside.
76' - Connolly and Martin on for Higginbotham and Thomson.
77' - Hippolyte booked for a foul on Fyvie.
80' - Smith finds Nesbitt. His cross is straight into Robinson's arms.
81. GOAL!!!!!!. Nicky Clark heads home from a Nesbitt chip.
82' - It's been a terrible game, but with Ayr and Ross County losing this could be a massive day for Utd.
82' - Clark, incidentally, took the goal superbly and enjoyed celebrating in front of his old club's fans.
85' - Siegrist appears to have hurt a finger and needs seen to.
88' - It looks to be about holding what they have here for Utd. Sensible.
90' - Utd are running the clock down here and it's not going down well with the Pars fans.
90' - Utd break through Safranko. He has men in the middle, but loses the ball.
FT 1-0. A game to forget, but a MASSIVE three points in front of the new owner.