There is no denying both on and off the field, Stuart Armstrong is a very talented young man. When he is not at his day job as a professional footballer, he is studying for a law degree, something to fall back on if for when he hangs up his boots.
On the field dazzling displays have seen him star for and indeed captain the Scotland u21’s as well as receiving a senior national team call up, although he is yet to be capped.
On his day Armstrong is one of the best players at the club. He can do it all; he can play a beautiful, defence splitting pass, he can beat a man, he can track back, he can even put the ball in the back of the net.
Chris Erskine scores for Dundee United
Tannadice Park, August 10th 2013. Dundee United headed into their first home game of the season, versus Inverness Caledonian Thistle, on the back of a frustrating 0-0 draw away to Partick Thistle the week previous.
Manager Jackie McNamara had made a raft of changes to the playing squad over the summer, the first opportunity he had to really stamp his authority on the team he had taken over in the January of the same year.
One of those players brought in was Chris Erskine, who had joined from McNamara’s previous team Partick Thistle under freedom of contract.
Many had high hopes for Erskine, but following a lacklustre performance against ICT from United, which culminated in a 0-1 defeat, many wondered if Erskine would make it at the club.