Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara considers he is in a good position to make progress after taking over at Tannadice in February to take over from Peter Houston. The final months of the SPL programme have allowed him to fully asses his squad while fighting to make it into a top-six finishing position. McNamara said: "Coming in when we did has been a good learning curve for us by getting the chance to see the players. It's better rather than just coming in now when the season is coming to an end. We've seen the players day-in and day-out in training as well as games. Now we know what we have to do for us to push on next season."McNamara admits it will be the end of the season before he can make any decision on the future of defender Marcus Tornstrand, who joined United on loan at the end of February. McNamara added: "We'll sit down with the players at the end of the season. Marcus hasn't featured as much as he would have liked. There have been different players playing in front of him in his position. We hadn't seen a lot of him before he came in and in terms of fitness as well, it was his pre-season. It's been a big ask for the lad to stake a claim right away."