East Bengal will be aiming their second successive win when they face Churchill Brothers in a Hero I-League football match on Wednesday.
Club Mohan Bagan is top of the table with nine points from three matches. East Bengal became a draw at 1-1 with Aizawl FC in the opening match of the season, whereas, DSK SHivajians lost at 0-1 against Mumbai FC.
East Bengal coach Trevor James Morgan take on a Churchill side bereft of its top players and only Tobago and Trinidad forward Anthony Wolfe to look forward.
The 60-years-old East Bengal coach said on Tuesday “I think at the moment, all of our games are must win games, if we want to be challenging for the title. We are certainly trying and we are prepared to win the game. We’ve got some more firepower than we had in our first game. In the game against DSK (Shivajians), I thought we looked pretty good going forward.
The East Bengal group have a trip with a 22-man squad; Coach Morgan said that “It is an important game for us. Last week we did not play to our full potential. Last time we trained with just one forward. This time in the training I had four strikers available.”
When asked who will fill the role of an under-22 in the playing eleven against DSK Shivajians, coach Morgan said that there are two under-22 players in the squad and it will be seen who starts tomorrow.
Churchill is next to being a tie on the back of successive defeats in their first two matches. Churchill coach Alfred Fernandes said that “Of course it is a must-not-lose match for us. We have to come out with at least a point or maximum points. In the last two matches, I was not disappointed with the performance, but even if we did not win the matches, at least we could have come home with a point.”