Sean Banks on Break to Freshen Up Ailing Arabs

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Byline: Frank Gilfeather

Teetotal Dundee United defender Sean Dillon is celebrating his stag weekend in Portugal - six months before he's due to be married.

But while the big Irishman will enjoy a few rounds of golf, his thoughts will never be far away from how he can help lift the Arabs' performances in the second half of the SPL season.

The Dubliner returned to the United side for the 2-2 draw at Aberdeen last weekend after five weeks out through injury.

He's no fan of the winter break but believes it will help the struggling Tangerines. And it has given him a chance to book his lads' trip to the sunshine.

Dillon said: "I don't drink, but my mind is on my mini stag do just now.

"There are four from Tannadice and a gang from back home in Ireland, old school mates and some of the family.

"It's good to have a break but I don't see a major need for it.

"There are pluses and minuses and depending on how well your season is going you might or might not want it.

"You don't want it if your season is going well.

"For us, our season isn't going as well as we'd like so we'll use it to give us a fresh start when we come back."

The former Shelbourne battler, who has spent more than five years at Tannadice, had been out for five weeks before his return to the side at Pittodrie where a blunder by Dons keeper Jamie Langfield helped United snatch a draw. …