Competition for starting spots can drive Dundee United to success says Csaba

Dundee United’s Jamie Robson impressed at Elgin.
Dundee United’s Jamie Robson impressed at Elgin.

Dundee United boss Csaba Laszlo says the battle for a starting spot at Tannadice can drive his side to success this season.

And he highlighted the performance of Jamie Robson in Saturday’s 4-0 win over Elgin as a case in point.

The 20-year-old put in a fine shift for the Tangerines up and down the left flank and was a key player in their first victory of the season.

Callum Booth has been signed from Partick over the summer and is expected to be first-choice in that position.

He missed the trip to Elgin after picking up a knock at Ross County.

That gave Robson a chance to impress and he did just that.

Csaba said: “Jamie has a high pressure from Callum Booth.

“Callum is out just now but next week he should be back.

“This is good that you have competition inside the team.

“Jamie and Callum both have the quality to play at this level.

“In every single position we have two players who can play.

“Maybe in the front we’d like to take one striker more.

“If we have the energy in the front we have a player like Craig Curran who can make the difference.

“On Saturday, he was already fit but we had him train in Dundee and didn’t make the journey but this week he will be fit.”

With Csaba on the lookout for another frontman, trialist Toni Vastic is still with the club trying to win a contract.

The former Austria U/21 international is available after leaving Austria Vienna.

He spent part of his youth career with Blackburn Rovers before a spell at Bayern Munich.

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