Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Keagan Buchanan reaction after goalless draw with Baroka
Posted: 3 November 2016 Time: 08:39
Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Keagan Buchanan is determined to cement his place in the team after making his second start for the club in the goalless draw with Baroka FC.
Buchanan, an off-season signing from Bloemfontein Celtic, arrived at Amakhosi nursing a long-term knee injury.
He eventually made his debut as a substitute in the Telkom Knockout win over Maritzburg United on October 22, and has since played the full 90 minutes against Orlando Pirates and Bakgaga.
The 25-year-old, who faces competition for game-time from George Maluleka and Lucky Baloyi, is naturally grateful to be back on the park.
"The games are coming thick and fast and the coach has to use the players wisely," Buchanan told SuperSport TV.
"We've got a good squad with a lot of depth. Georgie is also on the bench, also pushing for a starting place. But we all support one another. I'm jut happy to play and do my bit for the team.
"I'm back now and just looking to cement my place in the team. I'm just grateful to the coach for the opportunity, I will just keep working hard."
Meanwhile, Buchanan felt the typically expansive Baroka adopted a conservative game-plan against the Soweto giants at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Wednesday night.
"They frustrated us a lot. We went out and did the coach's game-plan, kept the ball moving, but it was a very compact from Baroka side. You know when we did our analysis on Baroka, they're a team that normally goes at the other team. But with us they were compact, they tried to frustrate us. I feel we had our fair share of the game. We were going at them, we just didn't get the opening."
He added: "There are positives to take from the game. I'm just grateful to get a second 90 minus in 10 months. I can just grow from here and I thank the coach for the opportunity and all the support from my teammates."