Dundee United are staying positive despite falling further behind Championship leaders Ross County.
That was the defiant message delivered by Cammy Smith, whose goal appeared to have been enough to secure victory at Falkirk on Saturday.
However, the Bairns equalised with six minutes to go and that 1-1 draw, coupled with County’s comeback from two down at Partick, meant the Staggies moved five points clear at the top with a game in hand over the Tangerines.
That is a considerable advantage at this stage of the season but Smith was upbeat as he looked forward to tomorrow night’s Tannadice clash against Inverness Caley Thistle.
He said: “You have to take the positives out of it.
“We are on a good run and hopefully will continue to be on a good run.
“Falkirk is a hard place to play and there will be teams who drop points there between now and the end of the season.
“We were in control of the game and dominated without scoring a second goal but it is what it is.
“We played well, I thought, and never really felt in much danger.
“We then got our goal and it would have been nice to see it out but we didn’t.
“There is no point being negative.
“We have a game on Tuesday now so the manager has spoken to us and made it clear that there is no point in being down.
“The league is still there to be won and we go again against Inverness.”
County may have put some clear blue water between themselves and both Ayr and the Tangerines but Smith considers them to be catchable.
He added: “We have still to play them twice and the manager said that there are 11 games to go.
“If we win more games, by the end of the season, than Ross County have won we will be up there.
“This is a hard league and not every team is going to win every match.
“It is about taking care of ourselves and thinking positively.”
“It is a big week for us but all the games are big at this stage of the season.
“There is not one that is more important than the other but that’s what you want – big games.
“We will prepare right and be ready to go.”
Manager Robbie Neilson was also upbeat when asked how central defenders Frederic Frans and Rachid Bouhenna were after both were carried off injured.
Neilson said: “They will be all right. I think Freddie has maybe tweaked his groin and Rachid has got a knock on his nose.”