Dundee United: Robbie Neilson in no panic following two games without a win

Dundee United boss Robbie Neilson is in no mood to panic and ring the changes for change’s sake following two games without a win.

The Tannadice side followed up their disappointing 5-0 defeat to league leaders Ayr United with a draw at Morton last Saturday, however Neilson is not one to panic and change what has been a largely winning formula since he arrived at the club.

“We had a bad result and then we had a draw on Saturday,” he said.

“The squad has done very well since I’ve come in so I’m not going to sit here and say that I’m going to change this and that.

“Things have been good, we had the game against Morton that had some really good periods of play in it.

“We also lost a goal with 10, 12 minutes to go which was disappointing but if we hadn’t lost that we’d be sitting here with three points and everything right as rain.

“So, it is important we don’t start throwing the toys out the pram just because we’ve not picked up maximum points.”

Some of the players yet to feature under Neilson could be forgiven for hoping, even asking, for some game time with the team winless in two games. While Neilson wants that hunger, he knows that come Saturday he must trust his instincts and pick the side he thinks is most capable of securing a win.

“You want 18, 20 guys that are desperate to play, but my job is to pick the team that I think will get a result on Saturday,” he said.

“Whether that means making no changes or whether it means making four or five changes I will make a decision on that, but I wouldn’t make changes off the back of a draw at Morton.”

Meanwhile, the manager provided an injury update for this weekend which included the welcome news that long term injured Lewis Toshney is back in full training.

“Ben (Siegrist) trained a little bit today,” he said

“Toshney is back in as well which was great so, touch wood, they are all coming back.”

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