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Blues want change

Zanzeer Singh
Tuesday, May 06, 2014

LAUTOKA coach Dennis Singh is hoping to turn the tables in the second round of the Fiji Sun/Skipper Tuna National Football League after finishing round one with one win from seven games.

The Blues have had a horrible run in the competition recording five straight losses before a hard fought 2-0 win against Navua.

However Navua lodged a protest against Lautoka for fielding unregistered players.

On Sunday, Lautoka went down to Nadi 1-0 in its final round one fixture at Churchill Park.

Jone Vonu Junior made his first appearance for the season coming off the bench in the second half and had two good attempts at the Nadi goalmouth which were saved by Vereti Dickson.

Laisari Qalica and Waisea Tale Junior missed a sitter each for the home team.

Coach Singh said there would be no time to rest for the players in the two weeks break for them.

"We lost five straight games in the first round so there is no way that we can't win five straight games in the next round," he said.

"I know that there is a lot of disappointment amongst the fans. But we will make sure that the team bounces back. I will be working on the mistakes made by the players against Nadi.

"They made fundamental errors. The passing was not accurate on attack. No game-plan will work when the simple things are not done properly.

"Vonu Jr played well but needs to pick up his fitness."

Meanwhile Arvindra Naidu has been ruled out of the squad.

Singh said Naidu had work commitments and could not fully commit to the two training sessions daily.


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