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Brockie tight-lipped on future, backs Tinkler

Posted: 28 June 2017 Time: 15:30

SuperSport United striker Jeremy Brockie believes the club's new coach Eric Tinkler has inherited a team capable of challenging for the league title in 2017/18.

Stuart Baxter ended a 15-month spell in charge of SuperSport by reclaiming the Nedbank Cup on Saturday with a 4-1 victory over Orlando Pirates in the final, to go with a fifth-placed finish in the Premiership.

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The Briton has since taken control of Bafana Bafana on a full-time basis, with ex-Cape Town City mentor Tinkler tasked with replicating the success at Matsatsantsa next term.

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"There's still room for improvement which is scary for the rest of the league and Eric is inheriting a good squad with a tight bunch of boys," said Brockie, who scored his 16th goal of the season after missing a penalty in the rout of Bucs at Durban's Moses Mabhida Stadium.

"A couple more signings I think we'll be challenging not only the cups but for the league title as well."

The New Zealand international has scored more PSL goals than any other player since arriving in South Africa in January 2015, attracting reported interest from Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns.

And while United CEO Stan Matthews insists Brockie is not for sale, the player was cagey when asked if he would be with the Tshwane giants this coming campaign.

"Yeah, we'll see," he said with a smile.

Article by: Robin-Duke Madlala

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