Dundee United manager Thomas Courts admits the Arabs fans should be “dreaming big” after their impressive start to the season saw them go third in the Premiership following last weekend’s win over Hibs – but the Tannadice boss insists his players can’t afford to “lose sight” of how much hard work they need to put in.

The 3-0 win at Easter Road saw Dundee United leapfrog Hibs and go third in the table and fans are already dreaming of European football next season with the top four guaranteed to be involved in continental competition next season.

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Courts has made an impressive start to the season (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

Courts warned his players that they can’t look too far ahead though as he wants to avoid getting their “fingers burned” as he reflected on the start his side have made to the season.

“The league is so competitive and everyone is beating everyone else,” said Courts.

“You can’t look too far ahead or you will get your fingers burned. We want to avoid that.

“I understand the fans are dreaming big and in one way I want them to feel like that.


“Fans pay their hard-earned money and it’s nice to feel excited by your team.

“My job and the players’ job is to not get caught up in that and just focus on our next opponent.

“We have put in a lot of hard work and the fans are connecting to that work rate. We can’t lose sight of that.”

United have only conceded five times so far this season and the Terrors take on Motherwell this weekend as they look to extend their impressive run of form.

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