Two-goal hero Paul Watson praises Dundee United team-mates and togetherness

Paul Watson grabbed a double in Dundee United’s 3-1 win over Partick Thistle at the weekend, and the defender believes that squad togetherness has played an important role in recent good results.

Dundee United beat newly relegated Partick Thistle at Tannadice to record their second successive win in the Scottish Championship and Watson’s two goals proved crucial.

Speaking at the club’s training base at St Andrews, Watson feels certain that team morale and good results can feed off each other.

“I think that happens with wins and if you can keep winning the morale goes higher. We’ve had a good team building trip away and we are all getting on very well.”

However, the ex-Falkirk man was quick to guard against complacency and pointed out that this weekend’s trip to Alloa Athletic will not be an easy one.

“It will be a very tough game. They’ve narrowed their pitch, I believe to make it difficult, which they are allowed to do. It will be one of the toughest games of the season to go away to Alloa. They will sit in and make it difficult for us.”

Watson’s sixth minute header gave United the early momentum to win on Saturday and he knows that winning at places like Alloa can have a big bearing on how successful the season could be for the Tangerines.

“Two wins in a row. We want to make it three and going to places like Alloa, if you want to be there come the end of season you need to be winning three points.”

Despite being a two-goal hero from the last game, Watson was high in his praise of his team-mates, particularly new loan striker Pavol Šafranko.

“We’ve brought in Pavol, who is outstanding up top, and gives you something different. He holds it up and he is a quality player.”

Meanwhile, Dundee United’s reserves snatched a late draw at St Andrews against their Kilmarnock counterparts. William Edjenguélé’s late header from a Paul McMullan free kick got United’s second-string back level after Kilmarnock took a first half lead.

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