Dundee United’s Jamie Robson praises team spirit and competition for places

Dundee United full-back Jamie Robson made a winning return to the starting line-up, in a 2-0 win over Falkirk at the weekend, and the 20-year-old defender believes that the victory demonstrates the strength of spirit that exist within Csaba László’s squad.

United are now unbeaten in five games. However, there have been games in which United dropped points to Morton and Alloa. For Robson, the win over Falkirk has come at the right time.

“It was a much-needed win for ourselves,” he said.

“In the last two games we got two draws which I felt we should have got more from.

“Especially Alloa, one nil up, I feel we should have kept the lead and seen the game out.

“But against Falkirk, it is a hard place to go.

“They had nothing to lose, so it was all to play for for them, and it made it even harder for us being Dundee United.

“A big club going there, and I think the boys showed good character in the game.

“It’s a good team spirit we’ve got, and we did really well to get two goals as well.

“It’s a good boost for us.”

Robson had not featured since the start of September. However, you will not hear the United Academy graduate complaining about competition for places. In fact, it is something he welcomes.

“It is good battles out on the pitch,” he said.

“It is hard because obviously it is me and Boothy (Callum Booth) fighting.

“We are both training well, we are both playing well.

“He played last weekend, I played just there so it is good competition on the pitch.

“But even if one is not playing, we have each other’s back out there.

“If Boothy made a mistake we are the first people to help each other out and give each other advice about what we can do better so it’s good.”

Indeed, Robson is excited at the prospect of the returning group of Fraser Fyvie, Sam Stanton, Nicky Clark and Stewart Murdoch, all players who have now returned to full training.

“I think we’ve got five boys coming back in, but key players as well,” he said.

“Nicky Clark, Stanton, Fyvie and Billy King is coming back.

“So, it is a really good boost with a full squad, and for the gaffer as well to be put at ease a wee bit.

“It will be really good when they get back in, and it is good competition for everyone.

“We have got such a strong squad and every single player is fighting for their life out on the training pitch as well, and hopefully we take that to the game on a Saturday.”

Club captain Fraser Fyvie had been rested against Falkirk because of the artificial surface. He is expected to start this Saturday against Ross County at Tannadice.

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