Dundee United haven’t given up on chasing down Ross County just yet, according to Mark Reynolds.
The Dingwall side have pulled eight points clear at the top of the Championship on the back of their weekend victory and United’s loss against Partick Thistle.
And if the Staggies win their game in hand in midweek and back it up in the Highland derby on Friday night, the Tangerines would be 14 behind by the time they face Dunfermline on Saturday.
Asked if the 2-1 Firhill defeat meant their hopes of winning the league were faint, Reynolds said: “I think so.
“We need to try and keep plugging away. But if we can’t be first we want to make sure we finish second.
“County have been relentless and have got win after win.
“It almost felt as if we had to win every game but we’ve still got to play them twice and stranger things have happened.
“We need to find form and keep building that if it does end up being the play-offs for us.”
Osman Sow got his first start on Saturday but only lasted 20 minutes.
Manager Robbie Neilson reported: “He’s just tweaked his calf a wee bit. It’s been difficult for him. It’s been stop-start. You can see the quality he brings – his linking up and his movement.
“He felt it tighten so we thought it best to take him out.”
Meanwhile, Courier Sport understands former Dundee United player Jordan Moore is set to be appointed head of youth recruitment at the club.