Dundee United’s Jamie Robson is convinced they can still be champions despite missing yet another open goal.
All the Tangerines had to do on Saturday was beat Queen of the South at Tannadice – surely not a big ask for a club of their size – and they would have been sitting at the top of the Championship.
Instead, they once again showed they can’t be relied upon to win when it really matters.
They lost 2-1 in front of their despairing fans despite long periods of domination of the Doonhamers, who had a record of played seven and lost seven going into Saturday’s match.
It was a ridiculous result for United considering the circumstances but Robson believes they can still hunt down the Staggies, who suffered a shocking defeat themselves away to bottom club Alloa.
Robson said: “We had 27 chances and when you have that many you have to be more clinical.
“We need to start taking them.
“I feel that had we taken just a fraction of the ones in the first half the game would have been dead and buried by half-time.
“We also fancied it at half-time because we knew we had been creating things and were going down the hill towards our own fans, who we knew would get right behind us.
“I felt the pressure we put on Queens was incredible and it was one of those days when we could have scored seven or eight. On another day we would have done so.
“It is just unfortunate that their keeper has pulled off some very good saves and the ball has hit the post and bounced back straight to the keeper.
“It was one of those games but we have to stay positive.
“It is a big week coming up. Ross County play on Tuesday (away to Inverness Caley Thistle) and then we face them up there on Friday night.
“We just have to focus on ourselves.
“We could have been top had we won but instead the table stays the same.
“We have five games to go and we need a really big push. We also need to have the right mindset and keep going.
“We need to win all our remaining games – that’s what we have to do.
“I think we can still win this league.
“Of course we need a few favours from other teams and to beat County ourselves on Friday but anything can happen in football.
“The league is so tight.
“All we can do is prepare well, train well and play well and see where that takes us.
“I still feel we have a right good chance.”