Tam Courts sends strong Dundee United 'signal' in Kilmarnock win and provides Charlie Mulgrew injury update
The Tannadice side travelled to Rugby Park on a six-game losing run but took the lead early on through Marc McNulty in what was a positive start for United.
“In terms of team selection we wanted to be bold and brave,” he said. “We have been on the back of a couple of poor results recently but I really wanted to send a strong signal to the players that we are coming down here to attack the game and get into the next round.
“It will give them a lot of confidence. Footballers are competitors. We haven't picked up a lot of wins of late so it will probably settle them down.
"I've always felt pretty calm and clear and tried to put a little bit of composure and make sure the players know I'm still fully in control which I always have been.
"I think it will give them a bit of validation that the work they are doing can get them into a position where we can win games.”
Courts revealed Charlie Mulgrew has an “ongoing muscle injury” the club are trying to manage.
"He's colossal for us,” he said. “He's a leader, he's quality, quality player.
"I just felt, especially with the game on Wednesday that we didn't want to lose him for a matter of weeks.”
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