Dundee United have the “best finisher” in Scotland, according to the manager who was left cursing him at the weekend.
It took a 90th minute Lawrence Shankland goal to salvage a point against Morton and keep United’s long and proud unbeaten home record going.
And Cappielow boss David Hopkin paid the prolific striker as big a compliment as he’s received all season considering the players who are scoring goals in the league above.
“We frustrated Dundee United, scored a good goal but we knew they would get a chance and it fell to the wrong person,” said Hopkin.
“I don’t think it’s the best header he’ll ever score.
“He is the best finisher in Scotland. His movement in the box is fantastic. He peels off people and knows where the ball is going to come to.”
The back post header was yet another example of Shankland’s ruthlessness when the stakes are high.
“It was one of the few crosses that we didn’t put on the centre-halves’ heads,” said manager Robbie Neilson.
“He worked extremely hard but we didn’t get a lot of quality to him. I’m delighted he got his goal and that’s another one for his stats.”