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Promotion miss costs Dundee United

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By missing out on promotion to the Scottish Premiership, Dundee United, a club that has often faced financial challenges, may have missed out on as much as £2m.

Most of the difference is accounted for in terms of prize money.   The gap between a 6th-11th place finish in the Premiership and second or third place in the Championship is around £700,000-£1 million.

There would also have been increased attendances and season ticket sales and a lucrative derby with their rivals across the road, Dundee.