Dundee United boss Peter Houston hails Jon Daly contribution

Dundee United striker Jon Daly
Daly celebrates the second of his goals against Hibs at Tannadice

Dundee United manager Peter Houston was full of praise for Jon Daly after his skipper scored twice in the 3-1 win over Hibernian.

"A lot of people criticise Jon Daly for the chances he misses but he's always in there and he's not frightened to make mistakes," said Houston.

"If you go in there you'll always get another chance and he scored two great goals today.

"That's seven out of nine points now, so that's us on a wee run."

United fell behind to a Leigh Griffiths volley in the first half but a cool finish from Johnny Russell restored parity on 59 minutes before Daly scored his ninth and tenth goals of the season.

"We always fancy our chances going down the hill," explained Houston.

"Hibs, in the condition they are in, if you get a goal against them they might be on the back foot and that proved to be the case.

"I thought Johnny Russell's goal was absolutely tremendous. He showed great composure for a young boy to go round the keeper and score.

"Once we got that first goal I was confident we could go on and win the match."