After their spectacular derby success at the end of last week, Ian Harkes admits the Dundee United players were just as excited by the performance as their delighted supporters.
Calum Butcher scored twice as Dundee United ran over the top of Dundee in the first Dundee derby in two years with a resounding 6-2 win.
His first five months in Scottish football were a crash course in learning about the game here and climaxed with a painful end to last season.
Dundee United fans are again dreaming of that long overdue return to the Premiership after their team booked a place in the play-off final against St Mirren that will kick off at Tannadice on Thursday night.
Dundee United still have work to do if they are to win promotion this season but gaffer Robbie Neilson believes if he hadn’t rebuilt his team in the January transfer window their chances would have long since faded to nothing.
Dundee United midfielder Ian Harkes wants to increase the pressure on Ross County by coming out victorious in tonight’s top of the Championship clash in Dingwall.
It’s still early days with Dundee United’s January signings but 10 of the 11 Robbie Neilson fixed up last month have already had game time.
He had never been to the city before signing for Dundee United and, despite being born down south, Ian Harkes was so young when his family headed back to America he has no memory of his year or two in Britain.
A late night for Robbie Neilson saw him effectively complete the signing of an entire new Dundee United team in the January transfer window.
Although he was just one of many who put in solid displays, Dundee United manager Robbie Neilson was particularly pleased to see new American midfield man Ian Harkes settle into the side so quickly.
Dundee United manager Robbie Neilson admits he is happy to turn his full focus back to team matters following the US takeover of the club.
Dundee United have targeted two new faces ahead of today’s home clash with Partick Thistle.