TAM COURTS is certain that midfielder Jeando Fuchs remains completely focused on Dundee United after the midfielder was quoted claiming that Celtic and Rangers had both been in contact with him about a potential transfer.

Fuchs came back into the United side following injury yesterday, but could do little to prevent Celtic outplaying United and taking home the three points.

Courts says though that he was pleased with Fuchs' application and performance, and that as long as he is at Tannadice, he will remain committed to the cause.

"Even today, from Jeando’s performance and throughout the last few weeks, you can see he is a top player not just for us but also in this league," Courts said.

"I have always gone on record as saying if any players, particularly the top performing ones, have aspirations to get to the top level then the types of club you mentioned will naturally be interested.

"Jeando is a focused guy and our relationship is really strong and he likes to do his talking on the pitch, so yes, there is not much more I can say on that."

Courts was philosophical about his side's defeat to Celtic, saying that credit has to go to Ange Postecoglou's side for the level of performance they put in.

"We just couldn’t really get our distances right to gain any real control in the game and at least make some physical contact," he said.

"In the first 45 minutes in particular, the goals were extremely disappointing. I felt like if we had got in at half-time and made a couple of tweaks we could have given ourselves a fighting chance in the second half.

"The two goals that we conceded in the first half were extremely avoidable and made things very difficult for us.

"We’re just in a little moment just now where we have been very reliant on the same players to perform and perform admirably for us. We’re just having one of those tricky periods in a season but we’re calm, we’re focused, we know where we need to get to.

"It’s more about giving Celtic credit than actually looking at any failings we’ve got."