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Platinum Stars striker Rodgers admits to relegation concerns ahead of Nedbank Cup clash with The Magic FC

Posted: 17 February 2015 Time: 16:18

Eleazar Rodgers admits Platinum Stars are feeling the threat of relegation, and he hopes Dikwena can bolster morale with a positive showing against The Magic FC in the Nedbank Cup on Sunday.

Stars are second-from-bottom on the PSL log with 18 points and are in real danger of failing to retain their spot in the topflight for the 2015/16 season.

Rodgers – who played as a second half substitute in the team’s 2–0 loss to Orlando Pirates on Saturday – hopes that the Nedbank Cup will help the Rustenburg-based side to rediscover their winning formula ahead of their next League match against Bloemfontein Celtic on March 1.

“We are in danger of being relegated and yes, everyone is concerned about this,” Rodgers tells KickOff.com.

“We have a cup game coming up and the plan is to do well in that match so that we come back strongly from the defeat to Pirates.

“Cup games can take the pressure off a team and maybe we can use Sunday’s match as a platform to rebuild and find our confidence back,” adds the tall striker.

“We must avoid relegation at all costs because it is important for the club to remain playing in the PSL. I think the most important thing is for us to ensure that we convert most of the chances that we have been creating as players.

“We have to take this responsibility on the field of play,” concludes the former Mamelodi Sundowns forward.

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