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Gavin Hunt reserves praise for up and coming defender Reeve Frosler

Posted: 19 April 2017 Time: 16:14

Bidvest Wits coach Gavin Hunt has lauded his teenage defender Reeve Frosler as he also weighs in on his side's progress in the Absa Premiership title race.

Frosler, who has been a prominent figure with the junior national teams in recent years, was initially a winger but has since been converted to a right-back in his debut season in the PSL.

The Wits academy graduate made his senior debut in the CAF Confederation Cup win over Saint Louisienne last month, before starting The Clever Boys' last three league fixtures on the trot as Nazier Allie recovers from a broken toe.

Hunt has since hailed the 19-year-old as one for the future, while praising his presence in the team in their recent fixtures.

"He's unbelievable, fantastic, he's been great," said Hunt. "I backed him. I saw him a couple of months ago and said, 'he's one for us.'

"I signed him and I've been proved right. He's great, I think he's the future. He was great again [against Golden Arrows] with good positional play. He has a little bit of naiivity in certain areas but that will come [with experience].

"He's got good pace, he's good in the air, can pass the ball, he's tough. He's got all the ingredients we need."

Currently in third spot on the log standings, one point behind joint leaders Cape Town City and Kaizer Chiefs, Wits come up against the Citizens at the Cape Town Stadium this evening in a 'top of the table clash'.

However, the Braamfontein-based outfit, who are favourites in the league title race, along with fourth-placed Mamelodi Sundowns, will still hold a two-game advantage over the top sides after tonight's action.

Their three-time league-winning coach, though, is unconcerned with the current standings and says they will maintain focus on trying to win games and see where they are once they get through their next five games.

"I don't even look at the games in hand. I look at how many points have we got; I look at what's our situation," he added.

"If we can get ourselves to keep going and then say, 'oh, by the way, we've played two games less' then we'll worry [about the title race].

"Right now just get the points, keep going... Because I know, with five games to go, it doesn't matter who you are, funny things happen.

"We've got Cape Town City, SuperSport [United], [Orlando] Pirates and Sundowns in the next [few] games, it will be determined by then, wouldn't it?"

Kick-off of tonight's action, which also sees SuperSport host Sundowns and Platinum Stars visit Polokwane City, is scheduled for 19h30.

Article by: Chad Klate
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