Orlando Pirates' inconsistency is frustrating, says Milutin Sredojevic

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The former Al Hilal coach will be hoping to mastermind a victory over Dikwena this weekend

Orlando Pirates coach Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic says he is concerned about his side’s lack of consistency.

The Buccaneers saw their two-match winning streak in the PSL come to an end when they drew 1-1 with Polokwane City at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday night.

Sredojevic's charges had recorded impressive back-to-back 3-1 victories over Baroka FC and Mamelodi Sundowns, before facing Rise and Shine.

Pirates have yet to win three matches in a row since the start of the season, a fact that worries the Serbian tactician.

“When you play a big match like we played last week it takes so much out of players, physically and emotionally,” Sredojevic said on Daily Sun.

“I told the players we need to keep our feet on the ground and approach this match with the same zeal and commitment, to repeat the same performance," he said.

The 48-year-old trainer, who was appointed prior to the start of the current season, stated that his side takes two steps forward and one step back.

"But now there’s that element of consistency that we need to maintain. You could see we went two steps forward and one step back," Micho continued.

“We have been a bit complacent and needed to dig deeper in order to win," he added.

Pirates, who are placed sixth on the league standings, have collected 27 points from 18 league matches.

They are seven points behind Sundowns who are at the top of the league standings with 34 points.

Bucs will travel to the Royal Bafokeng Stadium where they are scheduled to face Platinum Stars on Saturday.

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 “We expect our next matches to be much better," Micho said about their upcoming games.

"We’ll do everything possible in all aspects such as technical awareness and mental strength to keep consistency.”

Kick-off between Stars and Pirates is at 15h30.

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