Jun 25, 2021 • 2M

Gavin Beith delighted with Dundee United despite promotion hopes being in jeopardy

Plus transfer news for Celtic, Rangers and Hibernian

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Gavin Beith said he could not praise his Dundee United side enough despite falling to third in SWPL 2 with a 5-1 defeat to Hamilton Academical

It leaves the race for promotion now out of United’s hands, with the Taysiders trailing Hamilton by one point.

Aberdeen beat Partick Thistle 2-0 on Thursday to stretch their lead at the top to five points, and should they beat United when the New Firm rivals meet on Sunday then the Dons will secure promotion.

“Obviously disappointed to lose the game but it’s really strange, I’m absolutely delighted with them, I am really am,” Beith told Anyone’s Game.

“They’ve been on one hell of a run - 11 unbeaten.”

The United head coach added: “The work rate and effort they’ve given during this time has been phenomenal.

“It’s now out of our hands unfortunately but you never know what can happen, so we try again on Sunday against Aberdeen and next week against Partick Thistle.”

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Transfer news in SWPL 1

Hibernian have strengthened considerably ahead of next season.

Erin Rennie has become the sixth addition to Dean Gibson’s squad this summer, joining Emma Heikkila, Gabby English, Toni Malone, Michaela McAlonie and Alexa Coyle.

But both the Old Firm have lost key players. French player Daina Bourma, who was signed by previous Rangers head coach Gregory Vignal, has moved to Swiss side Servette.

And Welsh international Anna Filbey has announced she won’t be staying at Celtic to take part in their Champions League campaign.

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