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The 56-year old coach shared his thoughts on his side's away trip to Goa to face Churchill Brothers in round 6 of the I-League.

Trevor Morgan's East Bengal will be facing a stern examination of their title credentials when they travel to Goa to face a buoyant Churchill Brothers side who are on the back of four consecutive I-League wins. East Bengal had overcome Subhash Bhowmick's side in the semi-final of the Federation Cup thanks to an extra time winner by Lalrindika Ralte back in September.

Morgan did not believe his side were favourites for the tie and stressed that it will be a test of character and nerves for his troops.

"Churchill are a very strong and attack-minded team, so I expect it to be an open game. They have also had a good start to the league. Whenever we meet a strong opponent, it brings out the best in the boys. We don't fear any team, though I have respect for them," said Morgan in a press meeting at Kolkata.

'We dont fear any team'- Trevor Morgan

Morgan feels that the team that performs on the day and makes the lesser mistakes will come out on top. The Red and Gold have twice been pipped to the league title by Goan clubs - Dempo SC and Salgaocar FC in the last two seasons.

"You remember on both those occasions - that we were running for the title - only towards the closing stages of the tournament and both away from home," commented Morgan.

Morgan was aware of the threat posed by Churchill Brothers' in-form strike force of Beto and Akram Moghrabi. The 56 year old coach revealed that he was banking upon the East Bengal midfield to keep the duo in check during the game.

East Bengal have scored the least number of goals in the I-League so far (six in five matches) and Morgan dismissed claims that his frontline was struggling.

"A win always means three points, no matter whether it's ugly or beautiful, or who's scoring. We do comprise a midfield that can change the complexion of the game in no time. Besides if we played like the way we did against Dempo - even though we couldn't win that game - I'm sure the results will come our way," said Morgan.

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