So the kiddie on football (Internationals) are done and the focus is once again back on club football. And before we take on Partick Thistle this coming weekend there was some good news for Dundee United.
Paul Paton has been awarded the September SPFL Player of the Month award. Paton has been in fine form alongside midfield partner John Rankin and the former Partick Thistle man has done enough to impress the panel.
Paton has played in every game throughout the month and even notched a goal in the 2-0 home win over St Johnstone.
Since being brought to the club by Jackie McNamara last summer, Paton has become an integral part of the Dundee United midfield. Whilst not the most stylish of players, alongside Rankin, the two have formed a solid pairing, protecting the defence and providing a solid base in which to support United’s free flowing attacking quartet.
His level of performance has quickly seen him become a fans favourite at Tannadice and even gain international recognition with Northern Ireland.