Cape Town - Chippa
United head coach Ernst Middendorp is confident that his side will be able to
steer clear of the relegation zone this season.
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The 56-year-old has faced mounting criticism after
collecting just two points from their last five Absa Premiership fixtures, with
many of the club's supporters calling for him to get sacked following a 3-0
defeat to Sundowns.
However, he has seen enough from his team to convince him
that they have the required quality to perhaps even challenge for a top-eight
berth in the league standings.
Despite being just three points clear of the drop zone,
Middendorp feels his side is in a "good position".
"Mathematically, we are in a good position on the log
table at the moment," Middendorp told his club's official website.
"We'll have to push more forward for the top-eight
brackets position by collecting points in our remaining league games.
"The focus is to collect at least full points in our
away games or a draw but at home we need all three points on offer.
"Of course there is pressure at this stage but I
believe in my players. We are going to fight together to stay in the top-flight
football next season."