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Baxter On Ngcobo Debut

Stuart Baxter has commented on Njabulo Ngcobo’s debut after he faced quite some pressure to field him ahead of the shock defeat.

Ngcobo made his debut in the 4-1 defeat to Royal AM on Saturday but – like the rest of the team – didn’t have the best of games.

Baxter had faced a storm of questions when Ngcobo will finally make his debut after signing for the club and opted to field him against Royal AM, saying he thought it was the right game for him.

“I’ve been saying all along, Njabulo has had to get used to his teammates, he’s got to get used to way we play, he’s got to accommodate our build-up play with his own qualities,” Baxter said after the match.

“And he’s going to make mistakes, he’s going to give us some strength but – the same as every player – I think the screaming after ‘push him in, push him in’ doesn’t help him. It doesn’t help anybody.

“I gave him the game tonight because I thought it was the right game to go in. I wanted him to drive forward a little bit with the ball on his side and dominate a little bit, because of the way they play.

“But it was his first game, he did ok, but he could do a lot better.”

(Story by @kappilinho.)



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