I would have taken any win before the game especially if i thought United would lose! Today was an improvement on the last few weeks but i'm still far from convinced.
4231 isn't a negative formation but it's reliant on the midfield dominating and creating chances for the striker. I thought Johnson was excellent, he used his body very well and manages to role defenders easily and is always a threat.
McPake was good as well and done well to beat his man and get a good cross in for the 2nd goal. McDaid is very frustrating to watch, he does have ability but was continually cutting inside but it rarely came to anything, i'd rather see him hit the byline and get crosses around the 6 yard box like McPake done.
Mcgowan puts it a power of work but can't shoot and lacks creativity, we'll struggle if he is our no10 as won't score or provide enough assists to justify only playing 1 forward.
Robertson is a class above, he gave the ball away a few times in the 1st half but looks our best player. Byrne wasn't great again and looks no where close to Fin which is a bit worrying.
We have a big problem as 3 of our best players are strikers but we are having to bench 2 while poorer players are playing (McDaid, Gowser) due to the shape. Not really sire what the answer is to be honest but we need to find away to get at least 2 of them on the park from the start.