Laszlo rues missing killer instinct

Dundee United manager was happy his side didn’t suffer a second defeat on the bounce – but a draw at Dunfermline may be costly over the course of the season as his side fall further behind the Buddies at the top of the Scottish Championship.

Speaking post-match to the media on Saturday evening, the Hungarian manager said:

“I am not happy, but, on the other side, I am also not unhappy, because I feel we must be more clinical, but, I am must say that a draw today was a fair result. It was a tough game, for both sides. We didn’t control the midfield the way I want them to control it and sometimes we lost very easily.

On the other side, we played against tough opposition, so, for us it was very important after the very bad defeat last week that the team showed character and made sure we didn’t lose the game. Every team who comes here to Dunfermline will get a very tough game. They are a very good side, aggressive, but, on the other side, we missed that killer instinct.”

Dundee United now trail St Mirren by 8 points.

“We also have to remember we are still trying to hunt St Mirren and there are still 15 games to go. It is not nice, this is clear, but, the season has not finished: I am also sad that we are missing key players out there on the pitch such as Fraser Fyvie and Scott Fraser. Now, though, with Emil Lyng, we have someone who can help us, definitely, as we have a target man now. We are still looking for another one, we are seeing what is on the market. Not just for this season, but, for next season, I want to bring in more players to give us competition for places who can come in and help us. I want more ball possession and more courage so they can take the ball and not lose it.

On the other side, believe me, after the defeat of last week, for nobody, it definitely wasn’t very easy and today I am very proud of our fans. They tried to push us many times during many periods of the match. We must be very, very, thankful for our fans and I hope by the end of the season we can repay our fans. 15 matches is a lot – we can’t always think that St Mirren will win all of their games. Many things can happen; we can think that when they visit here to Dunfermline, it won’t be an easy game; every team can have [form which is] up and down, so, I am sure that when we play at home, especially, at Tannadice, that we have games in our [own] hands and we must win these matches.”

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