Dundee United seem to be in the right track under Robbie Neilson. After the failed experiment of appointing Csaba Laszlo, United turned to a man who knows the club and it is paying off so far.
The last example of this was Tuesday night’s 1-0 win over Inverness. The Tannadice side showed plenty of fighting spirit to get three points, even after Peter Pawlett had been sent-off.
United knuckled down and earned the points which keep them in second place in the Championship table. They are now clear of Ayr, and have Ross County in their sites.
They still trail County by five points, but Neilson will be confident his side can catch the league leaders. Neilson and the United board certainly gambled in the January transfer window, making 11 signings.
But the gamble has paid off so far. United look like making a real title challenge for the first time in a few years, and they would be confident in the play-offs should they end up in those.
The team also has a very winnable Scottish Cup quarter-final on the horizon, against Tuesday’s opponents Inverness.
A victory in that game guarantees a semi-final place, and will keep the feel good factor that is currently at the club.
United might not win promotion this season, but under Neilson they seem to be heading in the right direction.