Dundee United goalkeeper Benjamin Siegrist has sent a warning to his teammates that they have to up their game or faced getting dragged further into a relegation battle.

The recent 2-1 loss to Motherwell was United’s eighth game in a row without a win. The defeat slip to seventh in the league, nine points ahead of bottom placed Hamilton. But only five points ahead of Ross County, the team currently in the relegation play-off place.

Siegrist wants his teammates to show some character to back on the winning track, starting on Saturday against Ross County.

“A test of character”

“It’s a test of character now. It’s not about everything going overboard and panicking. But we have to face it. I challenge my team-mates to deliver because the only way we’re going to get through this is with togetherness” he said.

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Benjamin Siegrist in action for Dundee United (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)


The goalkeeper went on to state that the team needs to start being honest with each other about how they are performing. He even thinks it would not be a bad thing it that caused arguments. That would show that the players care.

“Honest evaluation”

“We need honest evaluation of our own performances and team performances. I don’t mind if people have a little go at each other because you need to put your cards on the table and put up or shut up really.

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Dundee United’s Benjamin Siegrist has a message for his teammates (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

“I’ve no doubt this team can do that. It’s not like we haven’t got the leaders in this team. We just have to put it out there and perform on a match day” he concluded.

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