Dundee United full-back Sean Dillon hopes the incentive of playing in Europe can help keep their triumphant Active Nation Scottish Cup team together. Dillon is realistic over the fact that United will struggle to emulate this season's success after finishing third in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League and winning their first trophy for 16 years, and he will not be surprised if there are departures.
"I'm not going to say we are going to win the cup next year, I can't say we are going to do anything," Dillon said. "It's going to be tough to match what we have done this year. I can't remember the last time a team finished third two years on the bounce.
"We know we have a lot to aspire to next year. Whether we did well or not this year, guys would be leaving at the end of the season, whether for the right reasons or the wrong reasons. But we've also got Europe to look forward to next year. I'm sure, if somebody decides to leave, you have to wish them well and hopefully we will get some decent players coming in because of the European situation."