Dow dismisses idea Dundee United are missing Armstrong and Mackay-Steven

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Ryan Dow says Dundee United are unaffected by losing two key players to Celtic.

Dundee United striker Ryan Dow has told The Courier that his team’s dip in form has nothing to do with Stuart Armstrong and Gary Mackay-Steven leaving the club.

The duo left for Celtic during the January transfer window and won’t have the chance to face their former side in the cup this weekend because they’re cup tied.

Dundee United have lost three and drawn one in their last four games and Dow has dismissed the idea that it’s because they allowed two of their best players to leave.

“People can say what they like but it hasn’t affected any of the boys. It’s just that we’ve lost a couple of games at the wrong time and people have jumped on that,” said Dow.

“It’s a coincidence.”

It will be interesting to see how the Bhoys setup this weekend without two players who have both made good starts to their Celtic careers.

Celtic have to be wary of a dip in confidence following a rare defeat last night and they’ll also have to counter a Dundee United side, which could be looking to make a point after losing both of those players.

They’ll want to make a point that they have moved on after losing both players and the best way for them to do that is play well and secure a victory, condemning Celtic to two defeats in a row.

However, Celtic boss Ronny Deila will feel he’s got enough quality in the man for man battles all over the pitch to eventually edge United out of the game.

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