PSL

Salmon: Downs are favourites

2010-09-16 09:03
Glen Salmon (Gallo)
Johannebsurg - Veteran striker Glen Salmon admits Mamelodi Sundowns are favourites to win the league but insists SuperSport United hold no fear ahead of Saturday's Tshwane Derby.

The three-time champions are set to face the league leaders at Lucas Moripe Stadium and Salmon expects a typically close contest.

"Sundowns have always been a difficult team with the quality they've got such as Matty Pattison in midfield. But we are not scared of any team and we generally rise to the challenge," he told Football.365.co.za.

Nevertheless, Salmon accepts the Brazilians boast the resources to end United's domestic dominance.

"I said it last year, if they didn't win it then, then they should win it now, with the quality and depth they have. I also think Ajax stand a chance, and maybe Pirates and Chiefs," he added.

Salmon, who is struggling with a lengthy knee injury, believes 11th-placed United can defend their crown if they quickly settle after a busy transfer window.

"We're not quite gelling at the moment. We've been playing quite well in phases but not all the time. It takes time for the guys to get to know each other. Hopefully, we can kick into gear," he said.

In the off-season, United lost Daine Klate (Pirates), Denis Onyango (Mpumalanga Black Aces), Masibusane Zongo (Vasco on loan), Hlompho Kekana and Tsietsi Mahoa (both Bloemfontein Celtic), while they enlisted Kermit Erasmus (Feeyenoord), Bradley Carnell (Hansa Rostok), Wayne Brown (Bury), Dipsy Selolwane (Ajax CT), Jose Parreira (Primeiro de Agosto, Angola) and Kaizer Chiefs pair Tshepo Bulu and Jeffrey Ntuka. 

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