Dundee United boss Micky Mellon has disclosed that he held a team meeting with his players in the wake of Wednesday’s heavy defeat to St Mirren.
The Tannadice club were hammered 5-1 at home by St Mirren, and Mellon has revealed that he held the meeting so that the players could learn from what happened during the match, and ensure that there is no repeat of the nature of the defeat going forward.
“Had a good meeting”
“We don’t bat it off. We had a good meeting after the game to tell the players I wanted to think about what I wanted us to gain even out of a sore defeat” he said (The Courier).
“I wanted to make sure I spent time with them the next day, so we came in and spoke about it to learn from it. We finished it and it was done.
“We’ve moved on now, but I’ll always look at myself and ask if I can do any more or be better because I want to be a very good Dundee United manager” Mellon continued.
Manager expects players to still have confidence
Mellon hopes to see an improvement in his players’ performances when they take on Hibernian this afternoon. He expects the players to still have confidence in their abilities despite the heavy defeat to St Mirren.
“We need to show some character – there’ll be no excuses about confidence, trust me. I expect my team to go out today, run hard and fight hard to try to win a game of football” Mellon said.
If Dundee United can bounce back from the loss to St Mirren against Hibernian, then the meeting will have been a success.