Dundee United legend Lee Wilkie has admitted that the recent performances from his old team have left him concerned.
The Tannadice lost 2-1 to Inverness in the Scottish Cup then suffered a league defeat to lowly Partick Thistle. United now seem certain to be in the relegation/promotion play-offs, and Wilkie is concerned about how the team are doing.
“One worry I have for United is, in the past couple of games, they’ve looked a side teams know how to play against” he told the Evening Telegraph.
“I think that had a lot to do with the tempo of their play, which was not high enough. Particularly if they were to come up against the Premiership team in a play-off final, that would have to be addressed.”
Should United reach the play-off final, their performances will have to improve dramatically. Of course, there is no guarantee they will even reach the play-offs.
They face in-form Dunfermline on Saturday, and a defeat could see their place in the play-offs suddenly under threat.
Robbie Neilson could really do with a win in that game, after the recent poor results. Wilkie is correct about United looking easy to play against.
It is about time that is addressed, especially as the end of the season looms into focus. There is no need for panic yet amongst United fans, but they need a win against Dunfermline.