It’s been a slow start to life at Tannadice after his move from MK Dons but striker Osman Sow is certain his patience will pay off and he can play a part in helping Dundee United to promotion.
The former Hearts man joined the Tangerines late on transfer deadline day but is yet to start for his new club.
His appearance against Queen of the South at the weekend was his third off the bench as he regains his match fitness.
The Swede, though, knows he has to be patient, especially with strikers Nicky Clark and Pavol Safranko finding the net regularly at the moment but he’s happy to see the club picking up wins – even if he has to sit and watch most of them.
He said: “Pavol and Nicky are scoring but, at the end of the day, it is a team sport. If they score I am happy and if we keep winning I am happier!
“I just have to be patient and enjoy being part of this team.
“It’s been good so far.
“In the last year I’ve not played a lot of football so now I’m just enjoying training and being part of the team.
“I played for a month or so at MK Dons before I came here but it’s all good.
“I am feeling better and better every day, every day is a step in the right direction and I just need to play more and more football.
“I am happy as long as we keep winning.”
Sow scored 11 goals for Hearts as they won the Championship back in 2015 so he knows exactly what is required to go all the way and get back to the top flight.
The 1-0 victory at Palmerston at the weekend was a difficult afternoon, particularly in the second half when the 10 men of Queens put the United rearguard under pressure.
Sow, though, is only worried about one thing – racking up another win to move a step closer to their goal.
He said: “At the end of the day, it’s the three points that matter.
“Palmerston is a tough place to go to but we managed to see the game out and we’re pleased with it.
“Everybody is happy, it’s all about winning the games and, as long as we keep getting the three points, it’s good.
“It is difficult to win any league, to get promoted from any league no matter where.
“It is about making the most of every day and not getting ahead of ourselves.
“We need to train well every day and then win on Saturdays.”
After working with the striker in his time as Jambos manager, United boss Robbie Neilson was quick to take him south with him when he took the reins at English League One side MK Dons.
That didn’t work out in the end for either but that’s not stopped Robbie moving again for the 28-year-old.
And that repeated backing of his ability gives Sow enormous confidence – a backing he is keen to repay as soon as he can by helping the Tangerines to the Premiership.
He added: “Definitely, I enjoy working with him and Dundee United are a good club who deserve to be in the top division so it all felt good.
“I’m here now and it’s about taking every day at a time and trying to get over the line to where we want to be.
“I enjoy the manager’s way of working and his football and I believe in what he is doing.
“Definitely it gives me confidence that he’s signed me and I’m just trying to give back to him.”
And Sow hopes he can begin to do that against Falkirk this coming weekend.
“I’ll see what happens for the Falkirk game but the most important thing is we keep winning and the time will come for me to play my part.”