Red Warriors need to improve on flank play, says Bojan Hodak

The Croatian head coach claimed that the upcoming three weeks break in the Malaysian Super League will allow his side to work on their flank play
Perhaps the expectations were a little too high but Kelantan have struggled to impose themselves so far this season. One win from their first five matches has left them clinging to the seventh spot in the league table, but Bojan Hodak is still keeping faith over a revival in fortunes.

After the FA Cup fixtures this Friday, the domestic football scene heads into a three week international break and Bojan believes that this space of time will allow his men to rest, recuperate and work on their weaknesses.

According to the Croatian, Kelantan are lacking width in their style of play this year, especially after the departure of wingers S. Chanturu and Nurul Azwan Roya during the off-season.

"We have to exploit the flanks more, but unfortunately we don't quite have plenty of options when it comes to wingers," he told Sinar Harian.

"Last year, we had depth on the flanks. This season, we have to train our young players to play there. I played Izwan Salahuddin on the flanks against Negeri and he made a difference.

"He added more flair into our game, but still he wasn't completely prepared to play on the flanks. Now, he has three weeks to practice and establish himself in that position.

The Red Warriors have collected only six points in the league so far and fans are already voicing their concerns over their failure to rank higher at this  stage of the season.