St Mirren v Dundee Utd preview

St Mirren captain Steven Thompson is doubtful for Saturday's Scottish Premiership clash with Dundee United.

Thompson came off during Tuesday's League Cup win over Dunfermline after aggravating a groin injury.

Fellow striker James Marwood will also miss the game with a knee injury.

Dundee United midfielder Stuart Armstrong remains out of the squad for the trip to St Mirren Park with an ankle problem.

Jackie McNamara will be without a string of defenders for the game with Sean Dillon yet to recover from a fractured cheekbone, Mark Wilson sidelined with a broken foot and John Souttar ruled out with an ankle problem.

The departure of striker Brian Graham to St Johnstone could potentially leave United short in attacking positions.