Dundee United manager Robbie Neilson has ordered his players to make it up to their travelling tangerine army.
United were backed by 2,490 supporters at East End Park on Saturday, only to let them all down with a dismal display.
Neilson’s men were dominated by Dunfermline and deservedly lost 2-0 – still only their fifth league defeat of the Championship season.
They don’t have much time to dwell on their Fife flop as they travel down to Somerset Park tomorrow night to face Ayr United.
There won’t be as many fans able or willing to make that trip but Neilson wants those who do make the journey to see a vastly-improved Tannadice side.
He said: “We had a brilliant support and they were fantastic – they are always fantastic.
“That is probably the biggest disappointment for us, that we didn’t perform for them.
“We know what we didn’t do right against Dunfermline and we spoke at the end about it and how important it is that we get it right against Ayr.
“Right from the start, I didn’t think we competed like we have done in games.
“We were second to things, weren’t aggressive and we just didn’t perform to the levels we have done previously.
“We have played some very good games this season but this wasn’t one of them. That is the disappointing thing.
“But we have to dust ourselves down and make sure we get a better performance on Tuesday.
“We spoke about it in the dressing room on Saturday, about the performance level we need to be at.
“Hopefully, we can put on a better performance down there because these are two very tough away games – Dunfermline then Ayr.
“It is important that we get back to winning ways.”