Dundee United boss Craig Levein was philosophical about his side's 5-1 defeat to Falkirk, feeling his side's poor performance was a one-off.
Craig Levein praised John Hughes' match tactics
"To be fair to them I've got to see it as a blip," he said. "I owe them another chance.
"The bullets were in the gun, but they weren't fired, so we'll see what happens on Saturday.
"It was one of those days when we had too many people off the pace and not playing well."
Levein went on to pay tribute to the tactics of his opposite number, John Hughes.
"The game went the way that I think John planned it to go, once they got in front with the system they're playing," he said.
"Every now and then you get a kick in the teeth and that's what happened today."