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Peter Shalulile says Highlands Park need unity to escape difficult position

Posted: 22 February 2017 Time: 18:17

Highlands Park winger Peter Shalulile is urging the team to remain united as they look to stave off the threat of immediate readmission to the National First Division.

The Lions of the North lost to in-form side Kaizer Chiefs this past weekend in Durban to make it five game without a win for Gordon Igesund's side.

Since the former Bafana Bafana coach was appointed at the club late last year he has failed to change the fortunes of the club as he has only won once in 13 matches.

The 23-year-old Shalulile was a star for the club last season under Allan Freese in the NFD and scored twice in the penultimate playoff game against Mbombela United that ensured the team would be playing in the PSL for the first time in club's history.

Having missed a large chunk of the first half of the season, Shalulile says the situation, on his return to the fold, has turned out to be a nightmare for the club but urges the team not to press panic buttons yet.

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"Now it is very tough and you can see  what happened [against Chiefs]. I was out for six months with an injury and when I come back we are in the deep end and they're looking torward me to work hard to [help them] out of the relegation zone, " Shalulile tells KickOff.com.

"So it's tough. We just have to be together and work as the club and then move on. The belief is still there [that] we're going to come out of the relegation zone very soon."

A clash with Supersport United at the Makhulong stadium on Saturday is next in store and although Stuart Baxter's side having not lost in the last six games, the Namibian winger has prioritized goals against Matsatsantsa.

"It's all about team work and big guys are killings us. And the coach is telling us not to give up, all those things," he added.

"We need to score goals and that is what we're lacking most."

Igesund's side, who are second from bottom of the log, have collected just 14 points thus far from 18 league matches.

Article by: Robin-Duke Madlala
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