Dundee United players were left disappointed with a draw away to Hamilton – and that shows how far they have progressed according to Micky Mellon.

The Arabs drew 0-0 again at the weekend, this time in South Lanarkshire with Accies. Even with the likes of  Marc McNulty, Lawrence Shankland, Louis Appere and Nicky Clark all playing, Dundee United couldn’t find a goal.

Hamilton Academical v Dundee United - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

0-0 affair. (Photo by Sammy Turner/SNS Group via Getty Images)

They created few chances during their sixth goalless draw of the campaign but Mellon says there were signs of progress: “You have to be honest and say that if you’re going to be more successful, then you have to be taking three points in some of those games,” manager Micky Mellon said.

“But we won’t allow people to put us under pressure by saying it’s a problem for us when we’re getting clean sheets and results in a league that we’ve just arrived in. It shows how far we’ve come when we go into the dressing room that we’re disappointed that we’ve not taken three points at a place like Hamilton.”

“We always said we have to keep building bit by bit, and we certainly are. We’re not playing off the cuff. A lot of the stuff we are doing, we’re working hard in training and I’m seeing that in our play.

Hamilton Academical v Dundee United - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

Shared spoils. (Photo by Sammy Turner/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“I see what the players are trying to achieve when they get on the ball. I’m very clear on that and I’m pleased when I see it coming off. We’re getting to a good place but, quite rightly, we have to score goals and win games of football.”

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