Robbie Neilson wants to build momentum with a win in his home debut as Dundee United manager.
However, as he prepares to take his Tannadice bow, he knows securing three points against today’s visitors Inverness Caley Thistle won’t be easy.
Third-place ICT are only ahead of the Tangerines on goal difference but they head south as the one side unbeaten in the second tier.
And Robbie knows breaking down their miserly defence will require a good display from his players.
“Inverness have had a few draws but you look at their team and there’s very few changes – so they’re pretty stable,” he said.
“They’ve not lost a lot of goals, they’ve only shipped five so far in the league, so they’re pretty strong defensively.”
And while Caley Thistle are the lowest scorers in the top four, he’s also aware John Robertson’s side do carry an attacking threat.
“Robbo’s teams always play with a bit of freedom as well and you have to watch that but every game in this league is tough.”