East Bengal face prayag united in I-League

Kolkata: In an important clash in the 18th round of I-League East Bengal will face Prayag United. East Bengal will be looking to get level on points with Dempo who is leading the points table.


Red and Gold would be without the services of Sushant Matthew, who is out due to suspension while Robin Singh, Robert Lalthalma, Naoba Singh and Nirmal Chettri are still nursing injuries.


East Bengal coach Trevor Morgan said “Prayag United are a quality side and this could be seen from their position in the league as well as their victory against Mohun Bagan last week.”


When asked about the consistency of his team in the current campaign Trevor Morgan said “If you look at the table almost every team can spring a surprise. So it’s not about inconsistency but a very competitive league. Pune FC who are on a good run and have not lost a match since last few rounds.


The other day HAL scored a two goal victory over Chirag Kerala and Sporting Clube have put together a good string of results,” he reiterated.


For Prayag United they will be heavily dependent on local players for this match as most of their foreigners look doubtful. Yusif Yakubu is yet to return back while Brasilian striker Joshimar da Silva Martins who is nursing an ankle injury looks doubtful. Bello Razaq and Kayne Vincent are also unlikely to start as they did not practice at the last practice session.


Sanjoy Sen when asked about his thoughts for the upcoming clash said “East Bengal are a good team and even on a bad day can get the result they require.”


East Bengal stays at 34 points from 17 matches while Prayag United are not far behind with 29 points from 17 matches.

By Indian Sports News