Date: 28th May 2017 at 11:18pm
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Manager Ray McKinnon believes the play-offs finally took their toll on Dundee United.

The Tangerines had already come through four tough games while accounting for both Greenock Morton and Falkirk over two legs, but eventually found the challenge of Hamilton Academical too much when slipping to a narrow aggregate defeat.

“The six games has taken its toll – it was an evenly contested game but I felt we ran out of steam,” McKinnon announced to BBC Scotland. “I’m not making that an excuse, it’s just a fact. You could see the legs were gone in the second half. We didn’t have the same intensity to our play or our pressing.

“We were running on empty and I’m really disappointed for the players because they wanted it so much,” he added. “We came down here with high hopes considering the form we’re in, but unfortunately we’ve just come up short at the final hurdle.”