"We do need a bit of patience because teams are going to sit in, especially at Tannadice," said the skipper.
“We have seen that over the last couple of months that teams are happy to come here and try to get a draw.
“We obviously want to go and win games so we will have to be patient at times and move the ball a bit quicker than we did against Dumbarton.
“We are building up a little bit of momentum but it is still early doors for us."
When asked about Saturday's win over Dumbarton he added: “When we went 2-0 up, I felt we could go on and enjoy it but fair play to Dumbarton, they came back at us.
“They are a bit of a bogey team for us this season. We probably had our worst performance down there.
“We actually started the game well in the first 15 minutes or so and I think if we had scored, it would have been a different game.
“I thought we just ground it out in the end. That’s what we have to do sometimes.
“We showed a different side to it today and there is a bit of belief back around the club now.
“There is a lot of encouragement now from the stands rather than people getting dogs’ abuse.
“I also think the lads are growing as players. You look at Scott Fraser and Charlie Telfer over the last few weeks they have taken their game up a few notches.