Dundee United manager Ray McKinnon has sent an ominous warning to their Ladbrokes Championship rivals after sweeping aside in-form Dunfermline — we’ve got a lot more in the tank.
Ray’s Tangerines announced their promotion push in clinical fashion at the weekend after seeing off then-top-of-the-table Dunfermline.
That victory over the Pars at East End Park saw United leapfrog their opponents as they moved into second, a point behind leaders St Mirren.
Ray said the performance on Saturday was his side’s best yet this season — but insists there’s more to come.
He said: “People forget we’ve been away to Inverness, St Mirren, Dunfermline and Falkirk in our first four away games and we’re sitting second top.
“We are improving, too.
“I’ve been saying that for weeks that we will improve — we’ve still got people like Scott Fraser, Tam Scobbie and Paul Quinn all to come back.
“We’ll be in good shape moving forward.”
With some injuries easing and players getting up to full fitness, Ray’s men have looked more like title challengers in the last two games.
“You could see the improvement in the players and in the team on Saturday.
“The shape of the side was good as well and we’ve had a consistent team selection which has helped, albeit not in the back four on Saturday, but middle to front.
“I thought the boys were excellent. They played very, very well.”