Cape Town – Orlando Pirates caretaker coach Eric Tinkler has
pleaded patience with players and supporters of the Sowetan club.
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Speaking on to Pirates official website, Tinkler admits that
he has had open discussions with the players about the current situation
Pirates find themselves in.
“We had a long meeting after training today to just try and
speak to the players and create a forum to voice opinions and I think that was
a fantastic discussion because the players got an opportunity to give their
input,” said Tinkler.
“It was all positive and the players promised that they were
prepared to work harder to try to turn things around.”
Tinkler adds that Pirates must continue to fight their way
out of the miserable slump they find themselves in.
“I just want to ask the supporters to be patient with the
players, they need to understand the situation that the Club has been in and
that we are fighting hard to try and change things.
“We are all disappointed with the negative results
especially against Chiefs but we need them to turn the corner.
“Nobody likes to lose and we understand their frustration
but we also know that if we work hard and continue fighting, things will get
better and we need their support for that to happen.”
Pirates will look to avoid a third successive Absa
Premiership defeat when they face Mamelodi Sundowns at Orlando Stadium.
Kick-off is at 19:30 on Wednesday, December 10.
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