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Bagan look to extending winning run against Minerva Punjab

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  10 Jan 2018 12:00 AM GMT

Kolkata, Jan 9: Hot on the heels of registering their first victory in over a month, Mohun Bagan will hope to continue the momentum when they host Minerva Punjab FC in their penultimate I-League home game at the Vivekanda Yuvabharati Krirangan here on Wednesday.

The Green and Maroons are high on confidence after filly winning and scoring in a game from open play after four matches.

Head coach Sankar Lal Chakraborty, who is only a game old in his new position as full-time chief coach will be looking to lift his side from mid-table incongruity.

“We are trying hard to do well but unfortutely that’s not happening. No one wants to lose or draw but it happens. The big teams, who are title contenders, will never want this bad patch to continue. We have promised to come back soon. Last match we had won but we have to improve”, Chakraborty said on the eve of the game.

Fifth on the league table, Mohun Bagan will be the first outfit to play their ninth game of the season and will be wary of the fact that breaking into the top three is bare minimum, given they now play six games away from the city after this.

East Bengal dropped points the other night, and thus Mohun Bagan can ill-afford to take any chances against Minerva Punjab FC, who themselves looked like ruway favourites for the title when the season began.

Haitian star Sony Norde is still nursing his injury but the focus will be on Cameron Watson who played the full ninety minutes on Sunday against Aizawl FC in a 2-0 win but looked well short of full match fitness. IANS

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