The Kolkata outfit will hope to build on their win last weekend and get three points against another north eastern outfit...
Mohammedan Sporting welcomes yet another side from the north east in less than five days time as they face the Shillong Lajong challenge on Wednesday at the Salt Lake Stadium.
The Black and Whites came back to register three points against Rangdajied United and will look to capitalize on the victory.
“Now our condition is like a patient put on ventilation when there is a sudden hope,” said coach Sanjoy Sen.
“It was good to get back to winning ways but the danger of relegation still remains so we can’t relax and must focus on getting three points,” he added.
Taro Hasegawa impressed and the Kolkata side will hope that they can capitalize on the home conditions.
With just 21 goals scored in 22 matches, their problems upfront are well documented with no real support for Josimar Da Silva. Penn Orji too has been in poor form which hasn’t worked for the outfit who have performed considerably well in cup competitions.
On the other hand, Shillong Lajong are placed seventh on the table with 29 points from 21 outings. They are eyeing a top five finish and need to get a positive result in order to stay in contention for the same.
“The loss to Mumbai FC should be a motivating factor for the players to play well and get a good result against Mohammedan Sporting. We need to play as a Team in order to get a positive result,” said coach Thangboi Singto.
This is probably for the first time the north east side aren’t involved in a relegation dogfight and credit must certainly be given to Singto for the same.