Micky Mellon tells Dundee United to find 'required fire' after Peterhead shock

Dundee United manager Micky Mellon has ordered his players to rediscover their fire ahead of Tuesday night's Betfred Cup clash with Kelty Hearts.

Sunday, 11th October 2020, 7:05 pm
Updated Sunday, 11th October 2020, 7:08 pm
Dundee United fell to a surprise defeat by Peterhead.
Dundee United fell to a surprise defeat by Peterhead.

United suffered a 1-0 home defeat by Peterhead on Saturday to leave them in danger of an early exit from the tournament, with a trip to Perth to face group leaders St Johnstone next month.

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The Tayside club first host Barry Ferguson's Kelty Hearts and Mellon wants his side to approach the game the way they should have done against Peterhead.

Mellon said: "You absorb the criticism that comes your way, it's part of the game, and it will do because this is a big football club and a very proud football club.

"We go again on Tuesday night and you hope that the required fire that the players should have been turning up with on Saturday, they turn up with on Tuesday night and they give a performance of a player playing for Dundee United. It's as simple as that."