Dundee United’s weekend attacking display had manager Ray McKinnon purring after Scott McDonald’s late strike gave them a deserved 2-1 victory over Morton.
In the past few weeks goals have been a big issue for Ray and his side with just five scored in six games going into this one.
And it looked like that lack of a cutting edge might continue at Tannadice at the weekend after a string of chances weren’t taken.
Finally, though, James Keatings managed to beat visiting keeper Derek Gaston after a fine move on 65 minutes.
Morton battled back to level through Bob McHugh before Scott McDonald popped up with a late winner.
Ray said: “I was hoping for that going into the game, a really good performance and the three points.
“I think we got that and I thought we looked really good middle to front.
“It was nice to have Keatings and McDonald playing up front as a two for the first time really fairly fit and I thought they were great.
“I think you can see a real partnership building there if we can keep them fit.
“James is still a wee bit off fitness, you could see that, but he works so hard.
“I thought they were good on Saturday and we deserved the victory and could have scored a couple more goals.”
It didn’t go all the Tangerines’ way, however, as right-back Lewis Toshney suffered what could be a serious ankle injury after just 28 minutes of the contest.
After the game he travelled to hospital and it’ll be an anxious wait for the former Raith man and the Tannadice management team to find out the extent of the damage.
“I’m gutted for him,” Ray said.
“He came down and totally done his ankle.
“He’s worked so hard to get back into the team.
“I thought he was doing great in that first period, he was getting overlaps in the final third and must have got three or four crosses in so I’m gutted for him.
“He’s worked so hard to get back into that shape and that fitness and to pick up another injury is soul destroying.
“We’re not getting much luck now at all with injuries, especially Lewis.
“He’s worked so hard and his attitude has been outstanding so it’s just another wee kick but Stewart Murdoch came on and did great.”