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McDonald can help galvanise Dundee Utd

Back Terras to make flying start

Dundee United new boy Scott McDonald
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Dundee United can win at Inverness on Saturday and get off to a good start in the Ladbrokes Championship.

The Tannadice side gave themselves a nice boost by beating city rivals Dundee on penalties in the Betfred Cup and that won't have done them any harm.

Ray McKinnon has added former Celtic and Australia striker Scott McDonald to his squad and that could be an inspired signing.

McDonald is getting on in years, but he will add much-needed experience to United and should chip in with his fair share of goals.

Caley Thistle have reappointed John Robertson as manager, but he has a job on his hands to get the Highlanders back to the Ladbrokes Premiership.

They haven't impressed in the Betfred Cup and have some injuries too. United are title favourites and they can start their campaign as they mean to go on with a win.

Peterhead hugely impressed in their Betfred Cup group and they can gain an opening Ladbrokes League Two success at Annan.

Jim McInally's side were edged out of qualifying despite beating Hearts and finishing above them in their section.

They are favourites to bounce back after last season's relegation from Ladbrokes League One and it's not hard to see why given some of the additions made by the Blue Toon side this summer.

Paul Cairney and David McCracken have played at a higher level and Peterhead have a squad packed full of players with a point to prove.

Annan are undergoing transition after Peter Murphy took over in the summer and it will take time for his new players to gel, as last week's 6-1 home thumping by Ayr showed.

They netted just twice in the Betfred Cup and although Peterhead will be missing their perennial top scorer Rory McAllister through suspension, they should have too much for Annan at Galabank.

Backing Clyde in the past couple of seasons has been a frustrating exercise, but they look like they have got their act together now and can win at Berwick Rangers.

The Bully Wee poached manager Jim Chapman from Annan in the summer to replace Barry Ferguson and he's taken a staggering eight players with him from a club who overachieved in the same Ladbrokes League Two last term.

Clyde performed reasonably well in the Betfred Cup, apart from a heavy defeat at Ayr, beating Ladbrokes Championship side Dumbarton and giving Kilmarnock a fright.

Berwick have a squad full of young loanees and Clyde can get their season off to a good start with a win.

Recommendations 
Dundee United
3pts 17-10 bet365
Peterhead
2pts 23-20 Hills
Clyde
1pt 11-8 Hills

McDonald may be getting on in years, but he will add much-needed experience to United and should chip in with his fair share of goals too
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