Bucs welcome September progress

Premiership

Pirates currently sit top of the Absa Premiership standings after eight rounds of fixtures, having shown some improvement since their back-to-back defeats to Bidvest Wits and Bloemfontein Celtic that saw the club’s fans up in arms last month.

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Having managed two wins and a draw in their three outings this month, Sredojevic is delighted to have witnessed progress while defending their near-miss against Baroka this past weekend.

“There were so many critical things in the second-half, but please we need to understand the fact that players are human beings,” said Sredojevic.

“As such, this was their third match in seven days so lapses of concentration are normal when someone is tired.

“And when we look at it, we are satisfied with the three points we got. In three matches we collected seven points – more than what we got in our first five matches in August.

“So, when you look at that, we’re not perfectly satisfied but satisfied while having in mind that we have posed the question, ‘Do we know how to make results?’ We made the result.”

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The Serbian further emphasised that The Buccaneers are still a work in progress but hopes to iron out their “blackouts” in the coming matches against KwaZulu-Natal sides Golden Arrows and AmaZulu.

“However, there are so many critical things we shall look back on and correct them [because] we have 10 days until the next match against Golden Arrows and AmaZulu,” he added.

“We will correct the things that need correcting and keep up the things that need keeping up, so that we make sure we do not bring ourselves into a position like in the last two matches where, especially in the second-half, we have some blackouts.”

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