Overall Dundee United’s return to the Premiership has been a success. They are nowhere near the relegation zone, and manager Micky Mellon has the team firmly in the battle for a top six finish.

A top six finish in Mellon’s first season in charge would no doubt be an impressive result. Even if they just miss out on that the team has done well in avoiding being dragged into a relegation battle.

However, there is one aspect of this season that Mellon is looking to improve on. That is, how Dundee United have performed in their visits to Glasgow this season.

Two emphatic defeats

So far, in two trips to Glasgow this season, Dundee United have suffered emphatic defeats. A 4-0 loss to Rangers at Ibrox in September, and a 3-0 defeat at Celtic Park in December.

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Dundee United in action against Rangers in September (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Now Mellon and his players have a chance to improve on that record when they return to Ibrox tomorrow afternoon. He feels that a good display against Rangers will show that United are making progress as a team.

“Make it a contest”

“When I go to Glasgow, I want my teams to take these games into 90 odd- minutes and still make it a contest” he said (The Courier).

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Dundee United have lost twice in Glasgow this season (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“It is something we have to get better at in our development as a club. We don’t feel we have done that going to Glasgow and that is something we are hoping we can show a massive improvement on this Sunday” Mellon stated.

A positive result for United at Ibrox would keep well in the hunt for a top six finish. It would also show that the team is making strides in its return to the Premiership.

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