Dundee United boss Robbie Neilson has disclosed that he is concerned that a two-week break since his team last played may affect United’s momentum.
United have started the league season with two wins from two games. However, whilst most Championship sides were in Betfred Cup action last week, United were not.
As a result, Neilson is a bit concerned about how the enforced break will affect his players.
“The break wasn’t ideal”
“The break wasn’t ideal but it was a chance for us to get some of the boys fit, get them back and ready to go” he said, as reported by the Courier.
“I would have liked to have kept going because we’ve had a decent start to the season and have two big games coming up.”
The games United have coming up are a trip to East End Park to take on Dunfermline, then a home derby clash against Dundee.
How will break affect team in next game?
It will be intriguing to see how the break affects both United and Dunfermline in their upcoming league match. Whilst United weren’t in action, Dunfermline were taking Celtic to extra time in the Betfred Cup.
That will either galvanise Dunfermline, or the extra football will have tired them out, and United could take advantage.
Either way, it promises to be an interesting few weeks for the Championship leaders. We shall find out soon enough if they break helped or hindered them.