Dundee United manager Robbie Neilson wants visiting teams to know they are in a game when they come to Tannadice.
After his first home match, in which United drew 1-1 with Inverness Caley Thistle, Robbie insisted it is important for the Terrors to play with a swagger if they want to gain promotion from the Championship.
“We spoke before the game about coming to Tannadice and enjoying football,” he said.
“I enjoyed it, I think the players, although, disappointed to not take three points, enjoyed it and I think the fans enjoyed it as well.
“That’s what we have to do here, we have to put a footprint on the game when we play.
“It’s Dundee United, we’re in the Championship and we have to make sure we get control of games – and I thought we did on Saturday.”
The 38-year-old former Hearts gaffer also praised the fans for their backing who turned out with a season-high 5,628 gate.
“It’s reciprocal. The players give their energy and go forwards to press people and tackle people but also the fans give back the energy with singing and clapping.
“Even at the end they clapped the players off the pitch.
“We’re trying to build momentum here and, hopefully, we’re doing that.
“I think we’re getting there but it’s early days. We as a group of staff have to keep driving the players, the players have to keep showing energy, enthusiasm and work-rate.
“If we do that then the fans will be happy to come and they’ll enjoy the football.
“We won’t win every game, we know that but what we’ve got to do is make sure we are competitive in every game.”