Coach Reddy has positive expectations as SLFC battle against Army XI today. He believes in giving other players a chance to showcase their skills and prefers to try something different. This will help in giving the boys more exposure and boosting their confidence.
“We are looking for young players like Joy and Samuel to gain valuable experience from playing against a seasoned team like Army XI”,he added.
The team had a much needed practice session at the Kozhikode beach, where players like Mawia, Boithang ,Romenjit, Ronald , Chitra & Tuboi look to regain their fitness and form, before the resumption of the all important I-League, where the team will go head to head with Viva Kerela on March 24th in Cochin. Coach Reddy also said that, “Today’s practice session at the Khozikode beach was an excellent opportunity for the boys to have a light recovery session on a beach for a change and also make full use of the Arabian sea for some hydrotherapy.”
He also mentioned that there are six injured players who will not be playing today which include : Zenith , Zote , Mawiate , Chhuantea , Matthew and Tuishim.
Coach Reddy has planned a different line up for the game with a 4-3-3 formation.
Starting line up :
Joy Mrong Kharsawai
Chitrasen will be captaining the side today .