Absa Premiership

Furman keen to impress Baxter

Dean Furman (Gallo Images)
Dean Furman (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Dean Furman admits he's excited by the prospect of working under Stuart Baxter and is keen to impress the new SuperSport United boss.

The 62-year old Scotsman was appointed as Matsatsantsa's new head coach on Wednesday, following the sacking of Gordon Igesund and comes with a high reputation after his exploits at his former club Kaizer Chiefs.

Furman, however, believes the team has to move on and focus on improving results and, as captain, he admits they've under-performed in the first-half of the Premiership season.

"It was a bit of a shock. Obviously it is not nice when the coach has lost his job but that's football," said the former Chelsea trainee.

"It is really important to move forward and focus on the Free State Stars game [on Saturday].

"We haven't been good enough, we have to be honest with ourselves there is no point in lying about it. We have to improve our performances individually and collectively as a team.

"We don't want to put the blame elsewhere, it happened and it's done now. It is up to us now to really go out there and improve on where we are and what we have been showing so far.

"Going forward, now we have a new coach, we know his track record, we know how well he has done at Kaizer Chiefs and he is a top coach.

"So it is up to us as individuals to go out there and impress him. We have to hit the ground running because the games are running out and we want to move up the table as fast as possible. So we are looking forward to seeing some new ideas and a new way of playing."

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