Robin Singh boosts East Bengal ahead of DSK Shivajians tie

DSK Shivajians Football Club will host Kingfisher East Bengal Football Club tomorrow at the Balewadi Stadium, in the second round of Hero I-League 2016-17.

Robin Singh during his earlier stint with East Bengal.   -  The Hindu Photo Library

DSK Shivajians Football Club will host Kingfisher East Bengal Football Club tomorrow at the Balewadi Stadium, in the second round of Hero I-League 2016-17.

“We have good players who can win games for us. The first thing is you need to work hard on your positions, and that is something we have worked on in training this week,” said East Bengal coach Morgan in the pre-match press conference.

The Kolkata outfit has travelled with a 22-man squad. The inclusion of prolific forward Robin Singh in the Red & Gold camp will boost the squad, highlights Trevor Morgan. “It is an important game for us. Last week we did not play to our full potential.”

Morgan added, “Last time we trained with just one forward. This time in the training I had four strikers available.” On who will fill the role of an under-22 in the XI against DSK Shivajians on Saturday, Morgan said that there are two under-22 players in the team and it is to be seen who starts tomorrow.

East Bengal’s Lalrindika Ralte expressed, “The team is ready and have improved in training on mistakes from the first match.” East Bengal drew 1-1 in the opening Hero I-League fixture of the season against Aizwal FC. Coach Trevor also expressed the same pointing the improvement in the squad over the past four days in training.

“It is exciting (first home game). There are no easy games in this league and we will play against one of the most recognised and successful teams in India, which is great,” mentions Dave Rogers, DSK Shivajians manager.

Meanwhile, Rogers hinted that Indian Spiderman Subrata Pal might get a start tomorrow, but he will be assessed before the game, “he will train and will be assessed for tomorrow’s match”

Rogers purposefully expressed about the expectations from this season, “We don’t set targets. We look at progress. At the end of the season, we will look back and assess everything and see where we are.”

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