IPOH — Perak FC will not take lightly Kelantan FC’s challenge in the Super League action at Stadium Perak here tomorrow (28 Oct) even though their opponents are currently not in the best form.
Bos Gaurus coach, Yusri Che Lah said he is confident that Kelantan (The Red Warriors), currently languishing at the bottom of the Super League table, will play their hearts out to win and improve their position.
“I do not consider Kelantan as a struggling team and all their players selected to play (tomorrow) will be formidable opponents to my team,” he said when contacted by Bernama here today.
“They (players) will surely come onto the field with individual motivation, and if there are among the (Kelantan) players who continue to perform at their best (level), then for sure some of them will be poached by other teams for the next season.”
Meanwhile, Perak are in 11th place in the league with 19 points after playing 22 games, whereas the Red Warriors who have played 21 games, are in the 14th position with eight points.
Yusri said Perak will most likely unable to field Filipino import defender, Jesper Nyholm, former national winger Wan Zack Haikal Wan Noor and midfielder Muhamad Firdaus Saiyadi as they are injured.
“It is almost certain both Jesper and Firdaus will not be fielded whereas it is uncertain if Wan Zack would be able to play.
“For now, the medical team is monitoring the situation with regard to Wan Zack’s injury,” he said.
Yusri, a former national football player, also hopes the team’s supporters will flock to the stadium tomorrow to help give a morale boost to his charges just as they did when Perak faced Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) in the Malaysia Cup semi-finals on 19 October.
“The presence of (our) supporters will definitedly raise the players’ morale and ensure winning the match becomes a reality,” he added. — Bernama