Laszlo: Matty had hat-trick chance
before the game I was a little sceptical because we hadn’t seen the team in a competitive game.
“Queen of the South have been flying as well.
“Especially after conceding the first goal, I was very angry with how we defended.
“Normally, we must be more aggressive. At this moment, Queen of the South definitely had more of the game.
“In the second half, I thought tactically we had to change a little bit.
“We did that and had more ball possession and it was a good strike from Matty to give us the lead.”
Meanwhile, new signing Bilel Mohsni wasn’t able to make his debut for the club after international clearance for his move didn’t come through on time.
He is expected to be available for Saturday against Inverness, though.
Queen of the South boss Gary Naysmith, meanwhile, was disappointed with how the game went for his side.
He said: “We conceded a bad goal just after scoring, we didn’t hold the lead long enough.
“From probably being the better side in the first 45 to being 3-1 down at 60 minutes was hard to take.”
DUNDEE United goalkeeper Josh Donaldson has been called-up to Scot Gemmill’s Scotland U/21 squad for their Euro 2019 qualifier against Andorra next Friday.
Double-goal hero Matty Smith (right) celebrates United’s 3-1 win at Queen of the South last night with team-mate Grant Gillespie.
Bilel Mohsni watched from the stand at Palmerston Park.