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Whites keen to make early start

Rashneel Kumar
Saturday, December 28, 2013

SUVA football coach Gurjit Singh hopes to start preparations for the next season after new year celebrations.

Singh, who is back from visiting his family in the US, is looking forward to his third season with the capital city side.

The former national coach said he would meet the management soon to discuss plans for the 2014 season.

"We will let the players celebrate the new year and start training after that," Singh said.

"Our focus is the national league which is quite interesting this year because one team will get demoted.

"So all teams will come prepared and we cannot afford to relax, we have to stay on top of our game."

Singh is satisfied with the 2013 season and hopes the side improves on its performance next year.

"Despite losing some top players in both transfer windows this year, the team managed to remain competitive.

"Overall it was an average performance from the side. We managed to build a new look side and we hope to maintain those players in the upcoming season."

Singh hasn't ruled out the possibility of strengthening the team when the transfer window opens in February. However, he is content with the players he has and hopes to include some young talent to build a better team for the future.