Swallows conceded three goals against Platinum Stars during their 3-1 loss in a League match, and another three against Mamelodi Sundowns in the MTN8 first leg semi-finals.
With his side hosting Ajax Cape Town before their MTN8 semi-final second leg against Sundowns at Dobsonville on Sunday, Marques says he is not worried about his defence at all.
“We have not conceded goals from build-ups, but rather from set-pieces,” he explains.
However, Marques says his side must start collecting points now – starting with Ajax – if they want to match last season’s heroics, when they finished as runners-up.
“We have to focus on every game; every match has its own story to write,” he adds. “We spoke as a team and we want to do well on every front. But for now our focus is only on Ajax; we want to pick up three points.”
Meanwhile, Ajax coach Maarten Stekelenberg is expecting an open game against the Dube Birds.
“Swallows have a lot of players that can score out of nothing, but we also have those type of players, guys like [Terror] Fanteni and [Khama] Billiat – players who can score out of nothing.”
Ajax will be without first-choice goalie Sander Westerveld for the match against Swallows because of an ankle injury sustained in the first League game against SuperSport United.