Dundee United boss Robbie Neilson is keen to build momentum going into the play-offs – and to continue to foster the feel-good factor among the club’s fans.
The Tangerines’ faithful have suffered several seasons of strife with the club dropping down to the Championship.
However, Neilson believes that even although United have once more missed out on automatic promotion to Ross County, the fans are firmly behind his team.
And he believes they will have a vital part to play once the last two games of the regular season against Falkirk and Morton have been negotiated and the play-offs begin.
When asked if he felt the club is starting to reconnect with supporters, the manager said: “I do. The fans pay their money to come and support the team home and away.
“They have been brilliant since I came in. They turn up in their numbers – 1,500 at away games.
“I think even Saturday up in Inverness there was a good crowd with a few stag dos.
“People are starting to enjoy coming back to the games again.”
Neilson added: “But you only enjoy it if you win and the players are working hard.
“They are doing that at the moment so it builds momentum and that feeds back to the fans but we need to carry that on.
“That’s why these last two games are so important to keep that going into the play-offs.
“If you work hard, you win more games than you lose and it builds from there.
“So it’s important we win on Saturday against Falkirk.”