Dundee United manager Thomas Courts thinks the coming weeks could force him to change his targets for the season with his side currently sitting in fourth place in the Premiership table – level on points with Hearts in third and just a couple off Celtic.

Fans of the Tannadice club are now quietly optimistic they could have to dig their passports out next summer for a crack at European football and the Dundee United boss insists the club is a “good place to be at the moment”.

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United face Ross County at the weekend, fresh off the Staggies beating Hibs 1-0 last night, and Courts confessed the way the league is going this season, anyone can beat anyone but he remains confident his side are capable of pushing for a European spot.

“What we are finding with the league is that anybody can beat anybody on any given day,” Courts said [Courier].

“We are a team who is doing well just now. We have had a strong start and it is quite clear we are going into games with a plan and with players who are in good form.

“We also know over the winter period we could get injuries and suspensions and there will be different factors that come in between now and then.

“If we can get ourselves in a position between now and the January window and we are still on the coattails of the top teams then naturally we might change our aspirations a little bit.

“We are just targeting 16 points a quarter and maximising points – especially at home – then we will just be fine.

“I am excited to hear the players are enjoying the way we are playing because they don’t really fear anyone they are coming up against. That is a good place to be at the moment.

“We have no divine right to be up pushing at the very, very top but we have shown we are an exciting team and on our day we are capable of taking points off anyone.”

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