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SuperSport United will look to replace Jeremy Brockie, confirms Eric Tinkler

13:05 EAT 20/01/2018
SuperSport United, Eric Tinkler
Matsatsantsa will certainly look to bolster their squad following the departure of their star striker

SuperSport United coach Eric Tinkler has confirmed that the club will look to replace Jeremy Brockie, following their star striker’s departure to cross-town rivals Mamelodi Sundowns.

Brockie recently completed a move to the Brazilians after several months of hackling between the two clubs, and with the New Zealand international having departed it has certainly left a big hole in the heart of Matsatsantsa’s attack.

Since joining SuperSport in 2015, the 30-year-old went on to make a name for himself at SuperSport writing his name amongst some of the greats to ever don the blue of SuperSport as he went on to score 54 goals during his time at the club, falling three goals short of equalling the all-time top scorer, the late Abram Raselemane’s record.

Nonetheless, it remains to be seen which of SuperSports’s striker will look to take up the mantle in the absence of Brockie. The club currently have Kingston Nkhatha and Bradley Grobler among others who can fulfil that role, but Speaking to the media in the midst of Brockie’s departure, the Tshwane-based outfit’s mentor has suggested that the club will almost certainly look to rope in several new faces to freshen things up at the club.

 "Yes, definitely... you'll see new faces coming to the club... definitely we have to bring the new faces," Tinkler confirmed to the media.

However, Tinkler remained tight-lipped on the identities of his potential targets, but confirmed a replacement for Brockie is his priority.

“Wait and see. Isn't it obvious? We need a striker,” he added.

Furthermore, the 47-year-old revealed that no other players would be leaving SuperSport, dispelling rumours linking winger Aubrey Modiba with a sensational move to Turkish giants Besiktas.  

“Having said that, no one else is leaving. Your stories about Besiktas [after Aubrey Modiba], nobody has made an offer, it's just talk," he expressed.