Conor Townsend: We’re challenging on three fronts

Dundee United's Conor Townsend is delighted to be part of a title race. Picture: SNS
Dundee United's Conor Townsend is delighted to be part of a title race. Picture: SNS
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DUNDEE United’s Conor Townsend never expected the Tannadice side to be championship contenders but the defender is determined to enjoy every minute of their tilt at the title.

Jackie McNamara’s side are fighting on three fronts in their quest for a successful 2015. They sit near the top of the table, have a League Cup semi-final against Aberdeen at Hampden to look forward to later this month and are through to the last 16 of the Scottish Cup.

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United take on high-flying Hamilton Academical tomorrow night in a televised game and on-loan Hull City full-back Townsend, who joined United as part of the deal which took Andy Robertson to the English Premiership side, is pledging to lap it all up.

“It’s an exciting time,” Townsend said. “To be near the top of the league and still be in both cup competitions is great for the club. I thought we were going to be involved high up the league but maybe not to the extent that we are right now.

“Being involved in a title race is obviously going to be good for us. There’s a bit of pressure but it’s something we should relish. We would rather be at this end of the table than struggling near the bottom fighting relegation, that’s for sure. It’s part and parcel of what you do.”

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