Dundee United have reacted to Csaba style says Fyvie

Fraser Fyvie battles with Dunfermline’s Lewis Martin in the Terrors’ 2-1 win over the Pars at Tannadice on Saturday.

Dundee United midfielder Fraser Fyvie insists Csaba Laszlo has his men playing the way they should but it’s up to them to carry out his instructions on the pitch.

The 24-year-old was pivotal in United’s 2-1 win over Dunfermline on Saturday as he continues to excel in the holding-midfield role alongside captain Willo Flood.

The win, courtesy of a Scott Fraser brace, means the Tangerines are unbeaten in the three league games Csaba has managed since taking over.

And Fyvie insists that is no coincidence.

“It’s been fantastic, the boys have really enjoyed it,” the former Aberdeen and Hibs man said.

“You’ve seen the reaction on the pitch and I think you see after the games the boys are happy to get the results in.

“He’s been positive with us, we’re really enjoying working under him and we need to keep winning games.

“It’s his job to help us do that and it’s our job to do what he tries to install in us during the games.

“It’s going good and we can only take it step by step and game by game.”

United face a tricky trip to Morton on Saturday, with the Greenock side brimming with confidence following two consecutive wins and a return to play-off contention.

Fyvie said: “Morton have been up there for the last few years. I think they’re a strong, well-drilled side and it’s one we’re looking forward to.

“We’ll do our homework on them this week again, as we always do, we’ll try to work on our game, work on how to stop them and we’ll go there looking to get the three points.

“We need to turn up to every game, we need to get three points on the board each game, we’re under pressure to do that and that’s what we want to do as players.

“That’s what we’re going to try to do.”

“I think it’s going to be a tough game and Morton will want to win the game as well, they’ll be wanting to get closer to the top of the table.

“We go there and we know it could be an open game so we need to be aware of their strengths.”

The Tangerines will go into the fixture top of the Championship after Saturday’s win saw them propel above St Mirren but Fyvie believes there is no pressure on them from outside Tannadice.

He added: “We need to focus on ourselves, we need to take it game by game.

“We know it’s a tough league. Dumbarton got a result at St Mirren and that just shows you anyone can beat anyone in this league.

“Brechin got a good result against us with the draw, which we were disappointed with, but I think they turned up and they were great in the second-half and we weren’t.

“We know how difficult it can be against teams and I’m sure we’ll have many more hard games this season.

“We need to dig in like we did in the second-half against Dunfermline to see out the results.”

Dig is something which Fyvie and co have shown plenty of recently.

Since Csaba took the reins at Tannadice, Fyvie and midfield partner Willo Flood have been a somewhat of a human shield protecting the back four.

Although Fyvie admits he is disappointed he can’t get forward as much anymore, he is relishing his new role so long as United keep winning.

On the new shape, he said: “It didn’t really allow me to go forward. Willo (Flood) and I were the two shielding because we knew Dunfermline can hurt you on the counter-attack.”