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Blues to miss key player

Zanzeer Singh
Saturday, February 08, 2014

DEFENDER Mitieli Namuka has been ruled out of the Lautoka team for the Fiji Sun/Skipper Tuna National Football League clash against Suva at Churchill Park tomorrow.

Namuka is on automatic suspension after picking up consecutive yellow cards in the competition.

A cloud of doubt surrounds the availability of sweeper Noa Vukica after sustaining an injury against Labasa last week.

The Blues are under pressure going into the match after recording three straight losses.

Coach Dennis Singh said the boys needed to get away from the relax attitude.

Singh said they failed to utilise their opportunities in the last three games.

"A lot of things have been told to the boys," he said.

"They have that relax attitude and that needs to be changed. They have to wake up and be committed.

"This is district level football and not club level. Basically we have lost our winning games.

"Suva is the competition leader and we have to try and beat them. This is our second home game. We don't want to let the fans down. Out of the 25 players in our squad, only Alvin Avinesh has won a major title, so we have a lot of inexperience."

The match is scheduled to kick off at 1pm.

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