Dundee United manager Robbie Neilson is keeping things in perspective following their first league loss of the season.
The Tangerines went down 2-0 to Ayr at Somerset Park last Saturday, allowing the Honest Men to tie with them on 12 points.
The defeat brought a hitherto perfect Championship campaign to a shuddering halt but just as Neilson doesn’t get carried away by good results he is not losing any sleep over this one.
The Tannadice boss, whose players welcome Arbroath this weekend, said: “If we can go through the season winning four out of five then we will be all right.
“It’s just the way it’s going to be.
“Nobody in the league is going to be good enough to win all the way through.
“We are sitting top of the league (on goal difference) and that’s the priority for the club – to be there.
“There is also the opportunity to maybe go further ahead at the weekend.
“So we have to be positive and upbeat.
“A lot of teams will drop points at a place like Ayr and for us it’s about getting back in the saddle this Saturday.
“That’s the nature of the Championship – 100%.
“The games can change very quickly, with teams on top for 20 minutes and then going on to lose 3-0.
“Against Ayr, we were poor in the first half but in the second we were much better and could have gotten something out of the game. However, it wasn’t to be.
“You can go four games and hit a wee blip, which everyone will do, it is about turning that around quickly.
“We have that opportunity on Saturday to get three points. If we do we will be top of the league still and everyone will be happy.
“It’s just about getting the job done.”
United fans are reminded to buy tickets online for the match against the Lichties.
There will be no cash gates or George Fox Stand ticket pod for home fans.