OFF WITH THEIR AHEADS; Housty Tells United to Stop Giving Rivals Leads SPL LATEST

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OFF WITH THEIR AHEADS; Housty Tells United to Stop Giving Rivals Leads SPL LATEST


Byline: Euan McArthur

PETER HOUSTON has told his Dundee United players to start scoring first in games - as he doesn't want to keep relying on second-half comebacks.

The Tannadice gaffer is fed-up of seeing his side doing it the hard way like last Friday when they had to come from 2-0 to snatch a last-gasp 3-3 draw with Kilmarnock.

United have also given Celtic and Hibs a two-goal start so Houston, whose side are at Ross County this weekend, is urging his side to strike first blood for once.

He said: "I'm struggling to put my finger on why we're producing this kind of performance. But it's something we really need to eradicate.

"I'd love to be sitting on a 2-0 lead like other teams. It puts pressure on everybody - not just the strikers - when you SO J is frustrated have to come from behind all the time.

"You the have to start chasing games and that's when you leave yourself open at the other end."

Houston made his players watch the game against Killie earlier this week to try to get to the bottom of the mystery of their sluggish starts.

He said: "You have to ask why is it that in three games recently we've had to come from 2-0 down? DOMINATE "I take away the Celtic game because after they scored their first goal we restricted them to very few chances and they are a quality side. …

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