Dundee United are ‘back on track’, says Callum Booth

© SNSCallum Booth (left).
Callum Booth (left).

Dundee United are “back on track” after their Ayr United humiliation, according to defender Callum Booth.

The Tangerines’ full-back admitted that the 5-0 hammering by Ian McCall’s side came as a shock to the Tannadice squad.

But, after struggling again the following week at Morton, the displays against Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Falkirk have shown that the Ayr loss has been cleansed from their system.

“That’s two good performances in a row,” said Booth.

“Four points from a home game against Falkirk and a trip to Inverness is not a bad return.

“We had a little dip and the Ayr United game took us by shock.

“We didn’t really recover the week after down at Morton where it was a pretty poor performance but we feel back on track and long may it continue.

“It was vital that we got back to winning ways, especially at home. It was huge to get the three points.”

Booth believes Saturday’s win should have been much more emphatic.

He said: “I thought we played well and created a lot of chances.

“We probably should have been at least 3-0 up by injury-time, when we gave away the penalty they scored from.

“It meant the last few minutes were kind of ‘oh no’ but we managed to hold out pretty comfortably in the end and deserved the win.

“It should have been dead and buried before that and I was really disappointed that we didn’t get the clean sheet because we had defended really well during the game.

“We created good openings and we need to learn from that and put away more chances when we’re creating them.”

Booth, a summer signing, is keen to see how much money new owner Mark Ogren gives manager Robbie Neilson to strengthen the squad next month for the crucial last few months of United’s title push.

He said: “January and the transfer window are coming and it will be interesting what happens.

“We’ll get a view of the chairman’s ambition then and we’ll see what he does.

“For us Mike Martin was a great guy but we didn’t see him too much and it will be the same with the new owner.

“We’ll just concentrate on the games coming up.”