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Tinkler: Transitional game key for City

2016-08-03 16:19
Eric Tinkler (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Cape Town City coach Eric Tinkler says the final three weeks of pre-season are all about tactical planning as he fine-tunes his side for the upcoming season.

City boss John Comitis recently completed the purchase of Mpumalanga Black Aces' Premiership status and subsequently moved the club down to the Mother City.

While 14 of the Aces players have made the move to the Cape, Tinkler and his technical team have been extremely busy over the last month in terms of adding more players to the squad.

The former Orlando Pirates coach feels the team is now shaping up nicely, and says the next few weeks will be used to try and implement a playing philosophy within the team.

"We’ve spent the last weeks looking at players and now this week we’ve begun with the next phase," he told the Sowetan.

"There is a lot of tactical work to be done. That focus now starts taking precedence. The first three weeks were important to build up the basis but now the real work begins.

"The transitional game is key to us doing well this season. We have a lot of speed and therefore that ability. We need to utilise that as a weapon.

"The players have recognised that and so far they’ve responded and done extremely well," added Tinkler.

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