Dundee United manager Csaba Laszlo was happy to see his players’ true colours shine through as they beat Falkirk 2-0.
United laboured and struggled to get a foothold in the game in the first half but came alive in the second period on Saturday.
Headed goals from Pavol Safranko and Craig Curran saw the points safely back to Tayside and the Terrors rise to third in the Championship.
Csaba was delighted with the team’s overall display against bottom side Bairns and striker Safranko’s performance, in particular.
“It was a difficult game,” he said. “I think we dominated it but in the first half we didn’t take our chances and were putting too many crosses on top of the goalkeeper.
“In the second half Falkirk pushed more up front to try to open the game and immediately we get the possibility of having the play more.
“I think Safranko scored a fantastic goal, he is good in the air and we must remember he is young, he is only 23.
“Straight after Yannick Loemba should have killed the game and close the game but he puts the ball right at the one place he shouldn’t and that’s the one player on the line.
“Matej Rakovan kept us in it with a good save on the counter attack but I was happy we finished the game on a high and not under pressure.
“We played very clever and I think the team deserved the three points on Saturday and they played how they can.”
*Dundee United beat Falkirk 5-1 in the SPFL Reserve League with Declan Glass netting a hat-trick and Lewis Toshney playing an hour with no ill-effect.