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Taysiders are looking for revenge, insists Cummings

By Ronnie Esplin

Dundee United will be wary of another Hibernian hiding when the teams meet in today's William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden Park (12.15pm), according to Jason Cummings.

The Hibees striker scored a penalty when the Championship side romped to 3-0 win over the Taysiders in the League Cup quarter-final tie at Easter Road in November.

United's season has deteriorated further since and they travel to Glasgow bottom of the Premiership, eight points behind Kilmarnock with five league games remaining.

However, Cummings, who has notched 23 times this season, believes it will be their drubbing by Hibs which will preoccupy their minds at the national stadium.

The 20-year-old said: "They have been struggling a bit this season and they have lost the majority of games they have played and we have won the majority of games we have played so I think that will come into play a wee bit.

"And I think it will be in the back of their minds, the fact that we have already beaten them 3-0.

"That night we were different class and we battered them off the pitch.

"It was a comfortable 3-0 and it could have been more.

"I think that is massive for us, the fact that we have already beaten them and beaten them comfortably.

"The boys will go into Saturday knowing we can do it again and I am buzzing for it."

Hibs' form, however, is as poor as the Tannadice men as they sit third in the Championship which has already been secured by Rangers, who play Celtic in the other semi-final tomorrow.

Alan Stubbs' men have won only two of their last 11 games in all competitions.

Cummings grabbed a double against Falkirk at Easter Road on Tuesday night but the 10-man Bairns fought back to draw 2-2 and stay six points clear in second place, albeit having played two games more.

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