Blair Spittal believes his boss Mixu Paatelainen has found the right formula in terms of formation to allow Dundee United to start catching the teams above them in the Premiership table.
The rock bottom Tangerines could, and possibly should, have secured a precious victory against 10-man Kilmarnock on Saturday but instead were left to rue the one that got away.
Once again, the manager played with three at the back in the 3-4-2-1 formation he first introduced against St Johnstone last month.
Spittal insists it is a line-up the players are comfortable with and he believes it is only a matter of time before it pays dividends in the shape of victories.
He said: “I think we’re settling into it well. The gaffer’s obviously chopped and changed to find a formation he thinks suits us.
“The way we’ve played in the last three games since he’s implemented it has been good. We’re just not taking our chances at the minute but it’s only a matter of time before we do.
“We have played better recently. Now the aim is to put the two together to get results that will allow us to catch the teams above us.”
Meanwhile, United are edging closer to finally signing Japanese international goalie Eiji Kawashima.
It is understood the club have been granted a licence by the UK Border Agency to sponsor his bid to get into the country but face an SFA tribunal next week to finally get his permit.