Manchester United loanee Dylan Levitt made his first Dundee United appearance since October in last night’s 2-1 defeat to St Mirren.
The Welshman hadn’t featured in the last eight Scottish Premiership matches, but he was back at the heart of the Tangerines’ midfield for yesterday’s clash as the competition resumed after a winter break.
In Levitt’s absence, Tom Courts’ side had lost six of the eight games and it was hoped the United youngster’s return would inspire them.
But despite the Welsh international’s best efforts, Dundee United couldn’t overcome the two goal deficit at Tannadice Park.
According to the Courier, Levitt ‘drove’ Dundee United on and played an influential role in injecting a “zip” and “purpose” to the Tangerines’ display.
The 21-year-old finished the match with 106 touches, more than any other play on the pitch. He also created a joint-high three chances.
United’s talented academy graduate completed 81 of his attempted 89 passes (91%). He also made one clearance and registered a solitary interception.
It was hoped that Levitt would be fit enough to return to action last month after missing five games with a knock.
But after being named in the starting line-up against Livingston, the 21-year-old pulled out at the last minute after being injured in the warm-up (Courier).
When asked about Levitt’s reoccurring injury, Courts highlighted how important he was to the Dundee United team by saying: “He was injured in the warm-up. There’s no doubt Dylan makes us a better team.”
With Wales due to face Austria in March and then potentially a mouth-watering clash against Scotland five days later, for a place at this winter’s World Cup, Dylan Levitt will be hoping to prove his fitness and impress Robert Page to secure a place in the squad.
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