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Orlando Pirates fans enjoying life at the top

13:27 BST 23/09/2018
Orlando Pirates fans, September 2018
The popular Bucs supporter is happy with their progress so far, but has called on the coach to bolster their attack in January

Orlando Pirates fan Dejan Miladinovic believes the Buccaneers are on the right track as far as their Premier Soccer League (PSL) title aspirations are concerned.

The faithful fan has also praised coach Milutin Sredojevic for leading the team to a win over Baroka FC on Saturday afternoon, but lamented his club's display in the second half.

“Yeah definitely it is good news for the club to sit at the top of the table and we must now look forward and not drop points,” Miladinovic told Goal.

“I was very disappointed to drop them against Cape Town City last week and I was thinking the same will happen against Baroka, but I am glad the manager motivated the guys to avoid conceding late,” he said.

“I think we are fine for now, but the team must work hard on fighting until the final whistle because we should be leading with 17 points now – we need to address our second half performances,” Miladinovic added.

“Baroka came close to getting a point, but it is over now. It is motivating to sit at the top and we must keep pushing until the end of the first round,” he continued.

“We need to remain there and not drop the points because you can see it will not be an easy season, Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns will want to go to the top,” he said.

“I want my team to win the league title, but we have to see how will it go because we have some players coming from injuries - I am hoping we will beat Golden Arrows at Orlando Stadium to maintain that run,” he continued.

Although he acknowledged that the Soweto giants will need to look for a striker because that is where they are lacking, he hopes the team will not be destabilised.

The likes of Mpho Makola, Musa Nyatama and goalkeeper Jackson Mabokgwane as well as Wayne Sandilands are some of the players struggling for game time at Mayfair.

“It is very important to sit there at the top until December and go on holiday carrying that motivation,” Miladinovic said.

“However, there is the January transfer window and we will see who the manager brings in and releases,” he explained.

“There are some of the players that are not playing and I think they will be loaned out, but I would like to see a striker or two coming. We are not really good upfront,” he responded.

“I cannot mention names, but we know some of the players are not playing and we will never know how the coach will decide and I hope they will not destroy the core of the team,” he concluded.

The former African champions lead the PSL log table with 14 points from eight matches and will welcome Abafana Bes'thende at home on Wednesday, October 3.