Morton: Time to distance ourselves from relegation talk

AmaZulu hit the road for Bethlehem to face Free State Stars in what promises to be a thrilling encounter at Goble Park this Saturday.

With a FIFA International break over the horizon and Usuthu only in league action again early next month, the fixture takes on added significance.

Cavin Johnson’s side have enjoyed a good week of preparation after beating title chasing Bidvest Wits in Umlazi last weekend.

It was a morale boosting victory but midfielder, Michael Morton says they had to quickly shift their attention to what he expects will be a physical battle against a relegation threatened, Ea Lla Koto.

“They are in and around that relegation zone, they will be at home and tough to beat,” Morton said.

“We also want to distance ourselves from any talk of relegation, so we are also going there for points ,” he added.

The win over the Students pushed Usuthu into eleventh spot with seven games left to play.

“The boys have fought well,” Morton said.

“The pressure put on us by that six point deduction meant the boys had to come together and fight to put the club back up where it needs to be,” Morton said.

Stars lost their last game to SuperSport United and are desperate for points.

“It is always tough but when their PSL status is on the line then it is even tougher. Goble Park is a tough place to go, conditions are challenging, so it’s not going to be easy,” Morton concluded.

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