Baxter wary of wounded Birds

Premiership

Amakhosi are riding high after setting a PSL record for 15 straight wins, while Swallows have lost their past five games culminating in the departure of coach Zeca Marques on Monday.

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Baxter, though, is not expecting a one-sided contest at Soccer City.

He told his club's official website: “Swallows are having a bit of turmoil in their nest, and sometimes that sort of turmoil can become useful to the team.

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“They could come out gelling well as a result of a new thinking and a new voice. The players could be galvanized by the change. So we are aware it will not be a walk in a park, it's going to be a battle.”

He said that their neighbours are better than what their recent results suggest.

“Their performance is better than their results. We need to be hundred percent prepared against them. They have good players and they have always given us a hard time.”

The Briton added that his charges are not thinking of records.

“We are not even talking about the records. We try to keep our feet on the ground. Records don't win games, preparation does.”

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