Dundee United goal hero says Raith ‘not going anywhere’ as he hails Terrors ‘spirit’

The on-loan midfielder grabbed his first goal for the club in the 3-1 win over Queen’s Park.

Jordan Tillson commended Dundee United’s “spirit” during their convincing victory over Queen’s Park on Saturday.

The leaders of the Scottish Championship recovered from the heartbreaking loss to Raith Rovers the previous weekend to resume their winning ways.

Even though Queen’s Park won easily in the end, United had to play “patiently” after a rare mistake by custodian Jack Walton gave Queen’s Park the lead through the prolific Ruari Paton.

After a superb free-kick by Louis Moult pulled the Tangerines level, Tillson nodded them ahead.

Glenn Middleton combined with Alex Greive, another second-half substitute, to complete the scoring.

After Raith’s victory over United and their away loss to Ayr, a similar mindset will probably be needed for the Championship run-in. Manager Jim Goodwin has challenged his team to go undefeated for the following two weeks.

Jordan Tillson: Raith will push us all the way

“They’re not leaving,” Tillson, who came on loan from Ross County in September, declared.

“This will be an exciting battle where we will push them and they will push us both the entire way.”

“We only have ourselves to worry about, and that’s what we’ll do in Tuesday night’s game against Airdrie.”

“I thought the final outcome was good, and it was nice to get off to a good start for United.”

“We had to put in a lot of effort today to get a good result because it was a tough game against a good team under a competent manager.”

In the midst of several exquisite plays that simply missed the finishing touch, Tillson’s first goal for United was a crucial one that gave Goodwin’s team the lead before the half.

Not only was it a fitting response to their uncommon league loss the previous week—their first away from home this season—but they also showed the fortitude to react the way they did after falling down by a goal.

That demonstrates the boys’ spirit. There’s a genuine sense of unity,” Tillson continued.

‘Brilliant’ reaction

“You look around and see that everyone is encouraging one another, getting each other up, and making sure we don’t lose heart while we’re down 1-0.

“I felt that our response was excellent. It’s one of those places where teams come in and try to hurt us.

When teams sit in and make it difficult for you to play, it is a challenging place to be.

Sometimes you have to exercise patience, and I think we did a good job of that.

“We changed up the game by playing longer and shorter segments, and it worked out in the end.”

With this effort, the 30-year-old United midfielder aims to maintain his spot in a competitive side.

Much of that will depend on the fitness of Ross Docherty and when he can return to the side.


Dundee United stars celebrate Glenn Middleton's goal against Queen;s Park

Tillson addresses future

Tillson and his teammates are concentrating on more pressing objectives, therefore they haven’t talked about whether or not he will play for Dundee United come next season.

The midfield player stated, “It’s one of those where we need to get promoted before the conversations can be had.”

“I believe that we are all in the same situation; we all know what has to be done, so maybe we can move forward and resume our journey.”

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