Robbie Neilson has praised his Dundee United players in the wake of a 2-1 away win over Morton.

In terrible conditions of wind and rain at Cappielow, the Tangerines grinded out a big three points that puts them ten points clear at the top of the Championship.

Nelson’s men are the Championship’s top dogs. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

It looks as if only a collapse of epic proportions can stop them returning to the Premiership now. They’ve won seven on the spin and don’t look like a team who will be beaten anytime soon.

Louis Appere got things going inside five minutes for the Arabs before John Sutton tested their resolve. Whoe else but Lawrence Shankland stepped up to fire home the winner.

Speaking after the game, Neilson has revelled in the immense pride his players have brought him: “We are delighted because we knew coming all the way down here would be tough.

Another big Dundee United win (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

“Morton had only lost once in the league here all season, to Ayr United, so we knew it was going to be a hard game and it was. We beat them quite convincingly at Tannadice earlier this season but we knew it wouldn’t be like that this time.

“We had to stand up to them and the conditions and battle.There are a few of our boys in there with bumps and bruises but we won the game and take three points back up the road.

“See your derby games and the other big ones, they take care of themselves. You have to get yourself up for these types of matches and we did that. We knew it was going to be a battle. It’s a massive, massive result for us. We knew this week, Alloa, Morton and then Arbroath, was going to be a challenge for us.”

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