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Wounded Blues lose senior reps

Zanzeer Singh
Saturday, January 19, 2013

LAUTOKA'S senior reps Arvindra Naidu and Jone Sorolo are doubtful starters for the Fiji Sun/GP Batteries National Football League fixture against Savusavu at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka today.

The duo are nursing injuries suffered from the opening match against Ba last week.

The Blues were hammered 6-0 by the Men in Black.

Lautoka has not lost to Savusavu since the northerners moved to the super premier ranks two years ago.

LFA president Shalendra Prasad said they would not be underestimating Savusavu.

He said they were rebuilding the Lautoka team without the services of many senior players.

"Savusavu has beaten the other top districts in the country but not Lautoka since they were promoted to the super premier division," Prasad said.

"The big loss against Ba last week wasn't expected by many. However people have to realise that there are many new players.

"It is very pleasing to have the former players come out to volunteer their services to train the boys. Lautoka is not a team that will be beaten by six goals every week.

"Both Arvindra and Jone suffered injuries in the first game and did not train during the week but we are hopeful that they will be fit before the Savusavu game.

"We are requesting the fans to come out in numbers to support the Blues. Lautoka is determined to make the top eight in order to play in the Fiji FACT."

Lautoka will take on Savusavu at 3.30pm today and face Labasa at the same time at Churchill Park tomorrow.


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