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Douglas plans to enjoy `special' derby

Veteran goalkeeper Rab Douglas plans to savour Dundee's derby meeting with Dundee United - because he fears it could be his last.

The former Scotland number one made his 300th appearance for the Dark Blues in Wednesday's 2-2 draw with St Johnstone.

But at 40, the stopper knows the clock is ticking on his career.

Now with Sunday's William Hill Scottish Cup quarter-final at Dens Park looming, Douglas aims to enjoy every minute of it.

He said: ``Every game is special. I remember my debut here. The older you get, the more it means to you.

``Maybe I sound old-school there but Wednesday could have been my last game, you never know what's around the corner. You can get a bad injury and that's it.

``I still enjoy it and this place is a great place to play your football.

``Hopefully I can continue to be selected for a wee while yet, starting with Sunday.''

Dundee warmed up for the clash with their city rivals by storming back to net Mark Stewart's last-minute equaliser in the Tayside derby meeting with Steve Lomas' Perth men.

Despite that salvaged point, they still sit bottom of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.

But Douglas says that fightback will hand new interim boss John Brown and his squad a much-needed morale boost.

He said: ``It was a great way to finish the game on Wednesday, but draws aren't really that much use to us right now.

``It was an interesting game and I would have been better pleased with a clean sheet but at least we fought back well.

``We will now face United with confidence.''

The cup-tied Gary Harkins misses out, but Matt Lockwood returns from suspension and Declan Gallagher is free to play after being sent off in the draw with St Johnstone.

Dundee are still without Stephen O'Donnell (knee), Mark Kerr (knee), Jamie McCluskey (Achilles) and Carl Finnigan (knee).

United manager Jackie McNamara has told his players they will have to be at their best to overcome rivals.

McNamara said: ``This will be a very tough game, no doubt about it.

``We all know derbies are special games and we'll have to be good on the day to win.

``We can't afford not to be as Dundee will be well motivated for the game and will want to get into the next round as much as we do.

``They got a good draw the other night against St Johnstone with 10 men so we're under no illusions about just how tough a match we're facing.''

Striker Johnny Russell should make the tie after coming off with a leg knock at Inverness in midweek.

Defender Gavin Gunning is out after his recent tidy-up knee operation but United have no other fresh injury worries.

Recent signing Marcus Tornstrand is getting fitter but Sunday looks like coming too early for him.

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