Larsen: Inexperience has cost Arrows

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Arrows are in the bottom half of the table with 18 points from 15 games, having ended 2017 with a goalless draw against neighbours Maritzburg United on December 17.

Abafana Bes'thende will seek to snap an 11-game winless run when they resume their campaign against Larsen's former side Bloemfontein Celtic at Dr Molemela Stadium on Sunday (15h30).

"We only had a week off and we are looking forward to the second round. In the first round we felt we could've done better than we did," Larsen tells KickOff.com.

"We are hoping to achieve the second target of 23 to 24 points which we believe is achievable by our team. So we are looking forward to making sure that we push as hard as we can and achieve those targets."

Larsen's men last won a match in September against Platinum Stars. He believes the inexperience of his youthful squad has shown this campaign.

"It's down to inexperience. Like I said previously, we got a young team and sometimes the inexperience counts against you in terms of knowing how to see out results, having the composure to come back in games, you concede early, all those type of things," he says.

"Players develop over time, so with the young squad we got it'll always be a challenge. But like I keep saying, it is a team that is growing all the time."

Arows have been boosted by the signing of Danny Venter from Free State Stars, while fellow attacker Jabulani Shongwe is fit again after missing the previous three matches with injury.

However, defender Nkanyiso Mngwengwe is suspended for the weekend's encounter.

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