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I-League: Mohun Bagan looks to consolidate top spot against Neroca

I-League: Mohun Bagan looks to consolidate top spot against Neroca
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I-League leaders Mohun Bagan will be looking to make it five wins in a row when they host Neroca FC in an I-League clash at the Kalyani Municipality...

Kalyani : I-League leaders Mohun Bagan will be looking to make it five wins in a row when they host Neroca FC in an I-League clash at the Kalyani Municipality Stadium on Friday.

"It wasn't an easy game against Punjab. Both sides had chances but I believe we were more consistent. Now, we are looking forward to our next challenge against Neroca. We have a tough run of fixtures ahead but we will be approaching it one game at a time," said Kibu Vicuna, Head Coach, Mohun Bagan.

He weighed in on his team's next opponents and added, "They (Neroca) are a good side. They have strengthened their squad in the winter. I believe they will be full of confidence."

With everything functioning like a clockwork in the Bagan camp, their only concern at the moment would be the fitness of centre-half Daneil Cyrus.

Deep-lying midfielder Fran Gonzales has been playing at the back in his absence and has done well as a makeshift stopper. However, Vicuna would be hopeful of having Cyrus amongst his options again for this match.

"He (Cyrus) has trained with us. He is feeling better than last week but we will have to wait and see," said the Spaniard.

In the other dugout, Neroca were left disappointed in their last game against the Indian Arrows at home. The team in orange could only hold on for a goalless draw, failing to build on their emphatic 5-0 victory over rivals Tiddim Road Athletic Union (TRAU).

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