Hunt wary of Amazulu

2009-11-05 10:16

SuperSport United coach Gavin Hunt breathed a small sigh of relief

when Daine Klate´s last minute goal earned the depleted Absa Premiership

champions a 1-1 draw against struggling Platinum Stars at the Super Stadium on

Wednesday night.

But Hunt said he would bring back the big guns who missed the clash

against Stars, for their showdown against another struggling outfit, AmaZulu,

who they host at Loftus on Saturday. Kick-off is at 3.30pm.

AmaZulu have sunk further into the relegation quagmire after they

were beaten 1-0 by fellow strugglers Free State Stars at Goble Park in Bethlehem

on Wednesday.

Returning to United are the two regular strikers, Glen Salmons and

Anthony Laffor, who were sidelined with injury and the centre back pairing of

skipper Bongani Khumalo and Morgan Gould, who were suspended on Wednesday.

Stated Hunt: “I told the lads in the dressing room this was their

chance to show me what they can do, and frankly, some went missing out on the

pitch and did not impress.

“They know they blew the chances I gave them. We did not play well,

but we should have taken three points.”

Hunt stressed he was worried by the fact United have dropped four

points in the last two home matches. Last Wednesday they drew 2-2 against Santos

after the Cape club scored a last minute goal to go home with a point.

“It is not good enough dropping home points like this and I told

the players how I feel. They know I will make changes for AmaZulu who will come

for a point like Stars, and try and defend and frustrate us.

“We have to learn to get through packed defences and put these

sides to the sword.”

Hunt has set a target of 30 points from his first round of 15

matches. United have 24 points with two matches remaining before United reach

the halfway mark.

Said Hunt: “That means we have to win our two next matches and if

we achieve this I fancy us to retain the title.

“Two points per match will be more than enough to give us a third

league crown.”

 

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