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Swallows players can only grow from PSL pressure, says Brandon Truter

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Brandon Truter (Gallo Images)
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Swallows FC coach Brandon Truter says his players will only grow from strength to strength as they attempt to keep up with big guns in the DStv Premiership.

The Dube Birds held Mamelodi Sundowns to a 1-1 draw on Saturday in a top of the log clash at the Lucas Moripe Stadium.

Sundowns striker Kermit Erasmus opened the scoring before Musa Nyatama equalised with the last kick of the game, earning Truter's charges a well-deserved point.

Swallows are in third position along with Masandawana at the summit of the table while SuperSport United are in second place.

All three Premiership sides are on 27 points with only goal difference separating them.

"In the position we are right now... top two, top three... with Sundowns and SuperSport around us, we are in there, fortunately or unfortunately for us it comes with a lot pressure. And with pressure, you have to grow and come out of it as well, so we'll try and take it as far as we can game by game," Truter said.

"At the end of the day it's 11 v 11 and whoever prepares the best... it's a massive game, a massive two weeks that we have to get behind us and if we get through it, we'll grow from it. From all the stress the guys' character will only get better."

Swallows next face SuperSport and Truter is well aware what the Tshwane outfit is capable of.

"Another big one for us here at Lucas Moripe, it is going to be a tough game," Truter continued.

"SuperSport has discipline, are organised structurally, they have power up front and power at the back to counter any tactics.

"It is a team that grinds out results as well, so it's going to be an interesting game. We will have to prepare astutely. The only thing I am thinking about right now is resting."

Kick-off on Saturday will be at 17:00.

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Logs
Team
P
W
PTS
1. Mamelodi Sundowns
16
10
36
2. SuperSport United
19
9
33
3. Orlando Pirates
19
8
32
4. Swallows
17
7
30