Ray McKinnon spoke to the press this week ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Tannadice as we play Dundee United in our penultimate Scottish Championship fixture of the season.
On the match last Saturday…
“I’m disappointed for the players, they’ve fought so hard and they are extremely disappointed, make no bones about it. For whatever reason we were half a yard short all over the pitch, which was extremely disappointing, but we still managed to make some decent chances.
“The goals we gave them were complete gifts, our back four haven’t made a mistake like that all season but it happened on Saturday. In the same against Alloa, we made more than enough chances to win that game. Saturday is honestly the first time since January I think we’ve been totally second best in a game, but now it’s a case of getting that mentality back for this weekend, to fight and to run like we should. There’s six points to play for and there’s no reason we can’t get those six points, which is what we’ll be drumming into the players.”
On the game tomorrow…
“We’ve been towards the bottom of the league all season, we’ve had to fight all season, and this week is no different. We’ll go up there and fight, we have a great away record, and we’ll give everything to get that result on Saturday. There’s six points still to play for and this squad will fight for every one of them.”
“They have a lot of very good players they can fall back on up there, so it doesn’t really matter what team they put out it will be a very difficult game. It’s all about us, we need to have the fire in our bellies to go up there and get the result we need.”
“I hope the experienced boys we’ve got that have been in this situation before will be able to guide some of the younger boys. It’s all about mentality at this point, we’re past the point where fitness is important. We need to make sure we’re all pulling in the same direction.”
On the squad for tomorrow…
“We’ll have Davis Keillor-Dunn back fit for this game and we’ll hopefully have Demi (Petravicius) back for this one as well. We definitely missed them on Saturday, with Paul Paton going off as well that’s good players we’ve not had so hopefully we’ll have them all back in and be okay going into the game squadwise.”