Rosslee confident ahead of Free State trip

AmaZulu coach Craig Rosslee is hopeful that the good start they’ve enjoyed in the league will inspire his troops when they Free State Stars in a Telkom Knockout at Goble Park on Saturday afternoon.

Usuthu are one of the five teams who are tied on eleven points at the top of the Absa Premiership table and will look to continue with their momentum against a Stars side that is always difficult to beat at home.

“We’ve done well in the league,” said Rosslee. “We’ve done well away from home; we’ve competed really well and I think we’ve dominated most of our away games, we want to take that league form into the cup match.

“It’s an extremely tough game; Goble Park is a small field and Free State Stars are a very physical side.

“We’re going to have to mix it up and we have to make sure that we are really competitive on the day, not only because it’s a cup game but because we’re coming up against a side and we’ll have our work cut out for us.”

Despite the many challenges they will face on the road, Rosslee says they will try not to tamper with what has proven to be a winning formula so far this season.

“We still want to continue playing our brand; there might be a few variations in terms of the approach we want to adapt,” he added.

“Obviously the game is away from home but we don’t want to take away from the good work and the style we have been playing up until now.

“Free State Stars approach the game in a certain way and we want to continue playing the way that we want to play but there will be one or two different aspects that we want to address due to the fact that it is a small park and to the style that Stars do play.

“We’ll make sure that we have that covered and make sure that we are competitive; whether it’s the league or cup game, we have to make sure that we show our mettle.

“I think we’ve grown in statue and that’s the most important thing. I don’t think at this point in time we are really fazed by the opponents; we are more focused on the job that we’ve got to do.”

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