Mehdi Taouil thinks Rudi Skacel’s infectious attitude will give Dundee United a lift – but hopes it only arrives after their League Cup tie.
Taouil, who played with Skacel at Hearts last season, believes adding the Czech to the squad at Tannadice will strengthen Peter Houston’s team following a run of poor results.
Ahead of the League Cup quarter final on Wednesday, in which Skacel could face Taouil and Hearts, the Moroccan midfielder said he wishes him well – but not until after the cup tie.
Taouil said: “I hope they only get a lift after Wednesday’s game.
“I hope he does well there because I like Rudi and I hope it is good for him.
“Dundee United is a good team, they haven’t had very good results recently but they are a very good side. They’ve showed that in the past.
“They’ve added Rudi now who is a very good player so I think it can work out well for them.”
Skacel, 33, is on a deal with the Terrors until January 30, leading to speculation that Hearts could tempt him back to Tynecastle before the transfer window closes.
That would be a move that Taouil would welcome.
He added: “Rudi is a great lad so everyone in the changing room had good contact with him.
“Everybody would be happy [to have him back at Hearts] but we’ll have to see what happens.”
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