Super Sunday is here and first game will see the 7th placed Men of steel go up against the 8th placed Highlanders in matchday 61 of the Hero ISL. Just one points stands out as the difference between both the sides.
Northeast United FC:
The Men in Red have parted ways with Gerard Nus and Coach Alison Kharsyntiew has been handed the hot seat until interim head coach Khalid Jamil takes over. A tough challenge awaits Coach Alison and company as Jamshedpur FC will be no easy to play against. Northeast United are now winless in their last 7 outings having won their last game against SC East Bengal back in December. The Highlanders come into their 12th game following a 1-1 draw against the Blues. In their last outing the players displayed some absolute masterclass of their characters and did not allow Bengaluru with many opportunities. The former Shillong Lajong FC manager and his side will be poised to change their tally of 0 wins against the Redminers and also to take revenge for ending their unbeaten run when they faced off each other in December.
There's a new Highlander in town as Jamaican International Deshorn Brown joins the camp to solve their goalscoring woes. The 3 points are the need of the hour if the Highlanders want themselves to be a strong contender for a play off spot.
"The team as a whole are ready and motivated for tomorrow's match." said Coach Alison Kharsyntiew during the Pre-match press conference.
The men of steel are on a losing streak themsleves, having lost to Kerala Blasters in a 5 goal affair on January 10th and were torn to shreds by Juan Ferrando's FC Goa in a 3-0 defeat just two days back. Owen Coyle's side have conceded 6 goals in their last two games. It was Jamshedpur FC who came out on top against the Highlanders when they played each other in December as Aniket Jadhav's lone goal seperated both the sides. It seems Jamshedpur's backline have lost their coordination and have looked shaky. Owen Coyle will have a lot of problems to solve ahead of his side's clash against the Highlanders as Peter Hartley might miss the match and even Alex Lima will be out of action due to suspension. Jamshedpur too are in the race to qualify for the playoffs but will need display a good performance against Northeast United.
Do tune in at 1730 hours to find out who comes out on top this time around.
Up the Highlanders!
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