Highlands Park coach Owen Da Gama has opened up over his January transfer needs as they look to solidify their squad for the second half of the 2019/20 season.
Highlands recently came from a 3-0 hammering at the hands of Kaizer Chiefs upon the Soweto giants’ 50th celebration at FNB Stadium on Wednesday evening.
The Lions of the North have yet to dip their fingers into the current transfer window, after bringing in 11 new players during the July-August period.
However, Da Gama has since revealed where they are currently lacking and is hopeful of securing a player – preferably from across the boarders – to fill the gap.
“I think if it is possible, we’re sitting without a left-back at the moment – all three left-backs are injured,
“I definitely think that we [need a new left-back]. I have spoken to our technical director, and it’s a very difficult period to get players.
“Most of the best players are tied up and to bring in an inexperienced player, it takes five, six or even seven matches before they really get into the game.
“So, it’s a very difficult period, and maybe with a bit of luck we can get one or two players that we can strengthen. We are looking, and we still have one foreign spot left, so that could be a possibility.
“But, for local top quality players, I think it’s really a difficult period of the season now to get players who can come in and just slot in.”