Brandon Truter says Swallows are facing tricky opposition on Friday when they face TTM in the Nedbank Cup last 16 game at Peter Mokaba Stadium.
Truter says it’s a very different TTM side to the one they faced earlier this season, and they look re-energised under the new management.
The unbeaten Swallows coach says they have a few injury concerns and will have to make a few changes, but that doesn’t mean they are not taking this game seriously.
“Yeah It’s a tricky fixture against TTM, I don’t think it’s the same team that we faced at the beginning of the season,” Truter told media this week.
“They’ve been on a good run as well. I think they have now won three in a row, so it’s gonna be a tough fixture, their players look refreshed, re energized with the new management that came in.”
“They’re looking to play and you can see it’s quality players that is there. Players who could turn a game around, so ja, it’s gonna be a tough game with us as well, with the suspension of Junaid Sait, with Letlabika not 100 percent back yet, Keagan Ritchie also out for for medical reasons, so we are very thin at the back, even Thabo Matlaba also picked up a hamstring strain in the City game.”
“It’s gonna be a tough match for us definitely, there will be changes to our lineup. But that’s not because we are taking this cup game lightly, or it’s a secondary objective. No. We want to do very well in each and every game, whether it’s a cup or league games, but we’ll put out the best eleven that’s available to us.”