Absa Premiership

Baxter: No derailed train

2014-11-05 11:10
Stuart Baxter (Supplied)
Stuart Baxter (Supplied)
Cape Town - Kaizer Chiefs head coach Stuart Baxter has rejected suggestions that his team is like 'a derailed train' following their first defeat of the season.

The Glamour Boys' 14-match unbeaten streak came to a halt late last month when they suffered defeat to Platinum Stars in the Telkom Knockout competition.

The loss came on the back of the end of their 100 percent start to the season and has led some to suggest that Amakhosi are now set for a period of struggle, a notion that has not surprisingly been rejected by Baxter.

"The talk of a derailed train is media talk. We are continuing to work towards our planned goals. We take each game as it comes and this one won't be different," he told the club's official website.

Next on the agenda for the Soweto giants is a league clash with a struggling AmaZulu. The KwaZulu-Natal outfit are yet to register a league win during the current campaign, but despite this Baxter is not taking anything for granted.

"It is an interesting one, isn’t it?" mused the Englishman.

"We are returning to playing after a week of a grief stricken situation. We did not play a game last weekend and we were also under shock after the late Meyiwa’s sudden death. It is not easy to assess the readiness of the team. It is a matter of getting back into the swing of things.

"They did well against Sundowns in the cup, taking Sundowns to the wire in a knockout match. Their tails will be up and they will be buoyed by that performance and hoping to get something out of us. We will be ready though, we will go into the game with the mentality of respect for the opponent," he added.

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