Manchester United loanee Dylan Levitt hasn’t featured in Dundee United’s last seven matches and the Scottish Premiership side’s form has suffered as an result.
The Welsh midfielder joined the Tangerines on a season-long loan after captaining Neil Wood’s under-23 side, in the opening Premier League 2 Division One fixture of the campaign, which was a 2-2 draw against Leicester.
After missing the first two SPL games of the season, Levitt has made 10 appearances for Tom Courts’ side, nine of which have come in the Scottish top-flight.
Dundee United started the season with a 2-0 loss at Aberdeen before shocking the reigning champions Rangers with a 1-0 win at Tannadice Park.
In the nine SPL games Levitt has played, United have lost on two occasions, the last of which came against Reece Devine’s St Johnstone, which was Levitt’s last appearance at the back end of October.
Following that defeat which ended Dundee United’s seven-match SPL unbeaten run, the Tangerines were three points off the league leaders Rangers.
However, following yesterday’s 1-0 defeat at Ibrox, Courts’ team are now in fifth place and are 20 points behind Rangers.
In the last seven games, which has seen Dylan Levitt only form part of the matchday squad once, which came prior to yesterday’s clash at Rangers, against Livingston, Dundee United have picked up four points from a possible 21 available.
They have lost five of those seven games and look to be desperately missing the Wales international’s passing range and battling qualities in the centre of the park.
According to the Courier, Levitt was named in the starting line-up against Livingston, but the 21-year-old pulled out at the last minute after being injured in the warm-up.
When asked about Levitt’s injury last week, Courts said: “It seems to be a reoccurrence of the same injury.
“He was injured in the warm-up. There’s no doubt Dylan makes us a better team.”
It remains to be seen whether Levitt will be fit enough to return for Dundee United’s Boxing Day clash against Hibernian.
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