It took Dundee United until the 76th minute to equalise against Inverness last Saturday despite having numerous chances beforehand. While Robbie Neilson anticipates a similar game against Falkirk this Saturday, he also expects his side to take their game plan to their opponents.
The Dundee United head coach expects Falkirk to line up with five at the back to frustrate United at Tannadice on Saturday. However, he is confident his players will find ways through and secure victory.
“They play a different system to Inverness,” he said.
“We know we have to look at that and we have to try and get into areas that we can exploit, but to be honest it will probably be quite a similar game.
“Inverness scored pretty early on in the game and then they kind of camped in a wee bit as well and just tried to hit us on the counter-attack.
“It will be much the same as Falkirk will do, just a different kind of shape so we have to focus on ourselves.
“My opinion is that we are a very good team, we need to make sure that we take our game plan to them, but we also have to look at them and see where we can try and isolate them.”
Meanwhile, the United boss has no plans for a January overhaul. Therefore, with the exception of one or two new faces, it will be the current squad who will try to secure the Scottish Championship title and promotion.
“To be honest, the January transfer window for our level, you know, it is not Sky Sports where we are going to be out spending x amount on players,” he said.
“We will be looking at maybe moving one or two out and bringing one or two in but, like I’ve said previously, not wholesale changes.
“I believe in this squad, I think it’s good enough to get us up at the top of the league and it is just a case of maybe one or two guys that we think can come in and add a bit of quality.
“I’ve got my eye on someone but, as I said, the January window is very difficult at our level to get people in.”
The United boss also revealed that injured striker Nicky Clark is making progress as he looks to return from injury.
“He was actually back on the turf today which was great,” he said.
“He is back running so it is just going to be gradual trying to get him back.
“I don’t expect him back until probably mid-January before he is in full training and possibly playing as well.
“It has been disappointing not to have him because he has got real quality, but we just have to take our time with him.”