Ross County boss Jim McIntyre has warned his charges to be on guard for a Dundee United backlash this weekend.
United sit bottom of the Scottish Premiership five points adrift after a 5-0 defeat to Celtic which new boss Mixu Paatelainen described as “rubbish with a capital R”.
Nevertheless, McIntyre knows how quickly it can change having been in a similar position with the Staggies when he took over.
And he hopes his side don’t give United any encouragement on Saturday.
“United are in a similar position that we found ourselves in last season when we took over,” McIntyre said. “We know we will face a team determined to get that first victory under a new manager.
“They will definitely win a game at some stage and improve their form. They have good players so that will definitely happen. What we have got to guard against is making sure it’s not against us.
“When you’re not winning the confidence can be low, but we saw with ourselves last season that a positive result can flip things round. They have got good players and confidence can return quickly and they can play with a spring in their step.”