Dundee United manager Peter Houston says he won’t be making any further additions to his squad this summer.
Having brought in Radoslaw Cierzniak, Michael Gardyne Mark Millar and Brian McLean, the Terrors boss says there’s no more money to bring in anyone else.
It has been another busy summer for the Scotland assistant boss who has seen Paul Dixon, Scott Robertson, Dusan Pernis and Garry Kenneth all depart Tannadice.
Houston says the cash raised from Saturday’s 3-0 win over neighbours Dundee helped pay for a pre-season trip to Austria.
He told STV: “Well I’d love to bring somebody else in but we won’t be able to do it because of the situation.
“We were promised we could go to Austria if we took the derby match so we took it and I’m delighted with that.”
A crowd of 10,121 watched as a hat-trick from Jon Daly gave United the bragging rights.
And Houston said he enjoyed the match at Dens Park, adding: “It’s fantastic, credit to both sets of supporters because they did turn out in their numbers and they have been starved of derby matches in recent years and it just hoes to show you what it means to the city of Dundee.
“I thought the fans were brilliant, there was good on-field activity too. Both teams went about it the right way; they were a couple of meaty challenges from both sides you wouldn’t expect anything else in a derby match.”
Dundee are awaiting news on whether they will play in the SPL this season due to the Rangers saga and Houston says he would welcome more games against United’s city rivals.
He said: “It was an enjoyable day because we won but it doesn’t mean anything. I’d much rather when it comes to a Scottish Cup or SPL game that hopefully we could beat them in that.”
“We would certainly look forward to it; there would certainly be more at stake and that’s when we would like to win.
"It’s great because one thing you would be guaranteed would be the crowd because I’m sure that every Dundee United and Dundee fan would turn out for the derby matches.”
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