Dixon hopes for final return

Defender having sessions in hyperbaric chamber after foot injury

Dixon: Hoping to be fit

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Dundee United defender Paul Dixon is doing all he can to ensure he is fit for the Scottish Cup final against Ross County next month.

Dixon broke a bone in his foot during the early stages of United's semi-final win over Raith Rovers earlier in April and he had been ruled out for six weeks.

However, Dixon is having 60-minute sessions in a hyperbaric chamber in the hope of recovering from the injury in time for the Hampden Park showdown with Ross County on 15th May.

"I was told the injury will keep me out for six weeks, but then someone suggested I try this because it can cut the recovery time by a third," said Dixon.

"So obviously I've decided to go for it because if it works then I could be back just in time for the final.

"I'm usually a quick healer so, while this gives me no more than an outside chance of being involved, I'm happy to do anything that might make it possible.

"I'm doing it for an hour at a time, so it's just a case of waiting to see what happens. But I'm going to go for it."