Dundee United last weekend ended an 8 game winless run with a 2-0 win away at Ross County which was a welcome victory indeed for Micky Mellon & the Tangerines. Lawrence Shankland relived the Championship days with a terrific finish for the opener followed by Ryan Edwards sealing all 3 points.
Any fears of relegation have dwindled down for the time being with the Tannadice outfit just a point behind St Mirren in 6th but that winning mentality approach is key now to make sure Premiership football is maintained in the City of Discovery for season 2021-2022.
The victory in Dingwall wasn’t just a smash & grab either, there was some fantastic counter attacking football in the footing as well which was publicised through the goal Shankland scored, as soon as Liam Smith was on the ball from the left you know the visitors were going to hit Ross County, Shankland then followed up by finishing with aplomb.
It was a performance befitting of 3 points taking advantage of how fragile Ross County are at this minute in time despite the Staggies beating Hamilton away from home last midweek.
Micky Mellon has received some unfair criticism of late who has taken onboard a group of players who are maturing & transitioning from Championship to Premiership players, the bad run wasn’t ideal however there was always going to be stumbling blocks after a long time out of the Premiership.
Having a level of expectation isn’t a bad thing however & Mellon always speaks with transparency when things are going great & sour, it’s a building process currently at Tannadice & Livingston come calling to Dundee this weekend.
After the success in the Highlands, it’s important for Dundee United to continue the Highland Fling which was a huge pick me up result for everyone involved within the club, United are in a good place at present & Livingston will be a hard assignment but a winnable one all the same.
Consistency is key now if United want to get the perfect balance right between top 6 & quietening down the minority of the United hardcore who were getting a level of frustration prior to the result in Dingwall.