Cavin admits to SuperSport concerns


United's unbeaten run in the Premiership ended in a 2-1 defeat to Moroka Swallows on Wednesday, following in the wake of a 1-1 draw with top tier rookies Mpumalanga Black Aces this past weekend.

Matsatsantsa remain top of the standings, albeit on goal difference, ahead of Swallows and AmaZulu, with the trio on 10 points apiece after five games. 

But with a demanding schedule ahead, Johnson concedes his men will need to dig deep in the coming days.

"The tighter it is, the harder we have got to push as coaches and the harder it will make the recovery of the players going in to the next game," Johnson said after the midweek fixture in Tshwane.

"That is the one thing that for me sometimes is a bit of a question within the PSL fixtures, because we play three games in seven days. And then you play one game and you relax again for another four weeks and you come back.

"It is a mini pre-season and you come back and start all over again."

Johnson is hopeful his charges can regain their free-scoring ways in their next assignment, a clash with Usuthu at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday.

"It looks like they've dried up," Johnson said of his team's lack of goals recently.

"In saying that, I'm not really worried. I'm more worried about the players' mentality.

"When they are in front of goals they are a little bit erratic. It was the same against Mpumalanga Black Aces where we had our opportunities but the players were too erratic."