Boss Robbie Neilson was delighted with his side’s battling display as they put some heat on Championship leaders Ross County by beating them at Tannadice.
Dundee United have been dealt a blow after striker Pavol Safranko was named in the Slovakia squad for their opening European Championship qualifiers.
An appeal has been issued to trace a man last seen 10 days ago.
Despite the major disappointment of the defeat at Ayr United, the consolation for Dundee United fans at the moment has to be the fact they have become genuine promotion contenders under Robbie Neilson.
From the low of a shock end-of-year defeat at Alloa leading to fears the goal for the rest of the regular season would be to secure a play-off spot, things are suddenly looking up for Dundee United.
Dundee United go into today’s re-arranged Championship clash with Alloa knowing they can eat into the gap at the top of the table.
Dundee United have not given up hope that skipper Fraser Fyvie will be fit for next week’s clash with Alloa.
They maybe didn’t like each other when they met at the age of 11, but now Jennifer and Peter Stewart are newlyweds.
As kick-off in the Championship looms large, almost the only certainty about Dundee United right now seems the uncertainty that surrounds the club.
A young Dundee Colts side almost shocked League One Alloa in the Irn-Bru Cup first round only to fall to a 4-2 defeat at Dens Park.
Dundee finished up their short pre-season with a feisty draw at Alloa Athletic's Indodrill Stadium.