United’s steel is a good sign
LAST night was a pleasant surprise for Dundee United fans, I fancy.
Hard as it was to see the Tangerines put a big dent in my side’s play-off hopes, it was difficult not to be impressed by the way United went about things in Dumfries.
Since the injuries to Fraser Fyvie and Scott Fraser, Csaba Laszlo’s side haven’t shown anything like the control over a game that they did yesterday.
For me, that came from using Paul Quinn (above) as a defensive midfielder, effectively giving them three centre-backs when things got a bit worrying.
And that’s the key thing, they looked totally assured in the final half-hour with the score at 3-1.
Yes, Derek Lyle had two goals chopped off for offside but other than that the United defence was never opened up.
It does help when you injure the opponents’ best player, though!
It looked accidental but I’m sure Willo Flood wasn’t overly upset to see
Stephen Dobbie hobble off.
He now might not even make the game at Tannadice next week.