He’s only been officially signed with the club for a short while- but that didn’t stop Dillon Power turning in an assured performance on his Dundee United debut.

The midfielder has arrived at Tannadice following a spell with Orlando City in the MLS. After a trial period with the club, Powers put pen to paper on a United deal lasting until 2021.

Powers is with Dundee United. (Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Robbie Nielson fielded the midfielder from the start on his debut. Powers turned in a decent display as the Tangerines came out 4-1 winner over Partick Thistle.

Powers says he is happy to have joined a ‘well-oiled machine’ after a fantastic start to life with the Premiership-bound Arabs.

“It was great and I am glad we came out with the win,” said Powers. “It took me 20 minutes or so to find my feet and get an introduction to the style of play. I was really impressed with our grit and determination throughout the course of the game.

Debutant in Maryhill. (Photo by Andrew Bershaw/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

“It was a tough game but to bag the goals and continue on – it was a really professional performance in the end. I’ve been with the team for a couple of week so I am glad I got to jump into the action right away and contribute to this win.

“I was bouncing around but once I saw what was here and how professionally it’s run, the ambition and the players, I really wanted to be here. It’s a great locker room.

“The team is obviously a well-oiled machine but it is also one that is very grounded in reality and taking it one game at a time. There are plenty of matches left and I think the way the team approaches things from an attitude standpoint is incredible.

Battler. (Photo by Andrew Katsampes/ISI Photos/Getty Images)

“It’s very rough and tumble, it’s an important part of the game to be a presence in the middle.”

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