Paul Watson has guaranteed Dundee United fans a “reaction” when the Tangerines return after the international break.
As frustrating as the Friday night defeat to Alloa was, the defender is keen to put the result and performance “in context” and come back with a bang against Queen of the South next weekend.
“Friday was disappointing,” said Watson.
“If we want to win this league then we have to go to places like Alloa and take all three points.
“It was a tough lesson but one we are looking to put right over the next couple of weeks for the game at Palmerston.
“It will be a tough venue next Saturday – again a plastic pitch. And again we’ll have to roll our sleeves up and battle. We’ll definitely get a reaction, that’s for sure.
“We have to keep the defeat on Friday in a bit of context. Six wins out of eight games is OK. If we can make it seven out of nine in the first quarter, that’s not a disaster.”
Watson added: “We are still top of the league but we missed an opportunity to extend our lead.
“Unfortunately there is no game this weekend but we will be training hard over the next fortnight. We deserve all the flak that comes our way and we’re looking forward to Queens and putting that right.”