RAY McKinnon, the Dundee United manager, last night insisted his players could cope with two more games this season after a second-half fightback against Falkirk booked their place in the Premiership play-off final.

United, who had drawn the first leg of the semi-final 2-2 at Tannadice on Tuesday night, had been trailing 1-0 at half-time after conceding an early goal to James Craigen.

However, Simon Murray levelled and then Paul Dixon scored with three minutes remaining to send the Tayside club into the final, where they will meet either Hamilton or Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

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"It was great to come back in a big game like that," said McKinnon. "It was the best ever. Their desire to win games recently has been outstanding. They should have won their last 10 games in my opinion. I think they got their just rewards tonight.

"I haven't seen that fatigue yet. We have got a lot of injuries, there is no doubt about that, but the character there is different class. I honestly don't think they feel tired. Hopefully we will be bang at it on Thursday night."

Falkirk manager Peter Houston said: "It is heartbreaking for the fans. They were superb tonight, sang their hearts out and I am really disappointed we couldn't get into that final. We will look at the season, evaluate it and try and bring in a bit of quality here and there if we can and go again next season. That is Hibs, Hearts and Rangers out of the league now."