Robbie Neilson has challenged his Dundee United players to show they’re up for every single game by maintaining their performance levels when Alloa visit next week.
The Tangerines boss was delighted with his players as they battled to victory at rivals Ross County on Saturday.
It saw them close the gap to second place County to a point and leaders Ayr to five. United’s record under their new boss stands at four wins and a draw.
What’s important for him is they keep that run going and sting the Wasps when they arrive tomorrow week.
“I have been here for five games and this was a big test for us. We have come through it really well,” he said. “But next Tuesday will be a big test, too. Can we do it every week? Can we do it against a team we are expected to beat at home? A part-time team, can we do it against them?
“That’s the big test now. After that we then have Ayr United so, yes, they have come through this but there are others to come.”
Having issued that challenge, Robbie heaped praise on his men for the way they fought tooth and nail for the three points.
Ahead in 15 minutes through a Paul Watson strike, particularly in the second half United had to soak up a lot of pressure. Their boss was very pleased with the way they did that.
“I can’t single out anybody and I know it’s an old cliche but they were all magnificent,” he said.
“The boys who came on were great, too, and even those who didn’t come on came up with the group and were part of it. Everyone in that group is desperate for us to do well.”
As is their custom, at the end United celebrated the win in front of their own fans.