Maritzburg United midfielder De Jongh: We're not safe yet
Posted: 28 March 2014 Time: 10:04
Maritzburg United midfielder Ryan de Jongh says the next few weeks are critical as the club seeks to pull clear of the relegation zone and mount a top-eight challenge.
United are 13th on the Premiership table with 24 points from 22 matches - five points above the drop zone ahead of Saturday's trip to Platinum Stars - the same team they eliminated from the Nedbank Cup last weekend.
Dikwena are eighth in the standings with 32 points.
"We have worked on our game-plan this week, what we need to focus on in the game, what we must perfect on the day," De Jongh told his side's official website. "It's been more about what we can do than worrying about Stars.
"Any win brings confidence, but we are also staying grounded. We know there is a lot of hard work ahead because we are not clear of relegation yet.
"The next weeks are critical, because they will determine if we can fight for a top-eight place, or get sucked down towards the bottom.
"We have to be on top of our games, keep working hard, and always be ready to expect the unexpected."