Dundee boss Barry Smith excited by Scottish Cup derby against Dundee United

Barry Smith: Looking forward to next month's Dundee derby Cup quarter-final

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Dundee manager Barry Smith is looking forward to having another crack at local rivals United in the Scottish Cup next month, after the city's two SPL clubs were drawn together at the quarter-final stage.

The Dark Blues booked their spot in the last eight with a comfortable 5-1 triumph over Morton on Sunday and Smith has already turned his attention to this mouth-watering local derby.

Dundee United have twice beaten the Dens Park club 3-0 in the league this season but Smith is unperturbed.

He told the Daily Record: "It's a great draw and fantastic for the fans. They'll be relishing this game.

"It's some draw for the whole city as these fixtures are always special.

"We've played United twice this season and in the last game I didn't think there was all that much between the sides.

"But every game is different and this is a cup tie so anything can happen on the day."

Bottom-of-the-table Dundee are home for the match that will be contested the first week of March.