Absa Premiership

Parker relishing derby clash

2014-03-14 14:10
Bernard Parker (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Kaizer Chiefs are set to welcome back star striker Bernard Parker for this weekend's mouth-watering Soweto Derby against bitter foes Orlando Pirates.

According to the Football411.com website, a hamstring strain has seen Parker miss Amakhosi's last two encounters, including the 2-0 defeat to Platinum Stars on Wednesday, but the Bafana Bafana international is expected to return and spearhead Chiefs' attack at Soccer City on Saturday.

That defeat in Rustenburg had pegged back the Glamour Boys' title charge, while Pirates' success at Moroka Swallows on the same day saw them move to fourth in the standings and now 10 points behind their rivals, but with a game in hand.

Parker, though, does not believe Chiefs did poorly against Dikwena, with only two lapses in concentration allowing the opposition to pounce.

"I think we played a good game against Stars, and although we lost we didn't have a bad game at all," Parker said  in an exclusive interview.

"Like the coach has told us, it is normal that when we have a bad game, we walk away with the points, it's just that it didn't happen this time because we allowed them to have it by the two errors we made in conceding the two goals.

"Yes we are bruised, but we are not dented because we still have our confidence.

"We just have to continue with our mandate when we take the field on Saturday, and that is we aim for three points in every game that we play, be it Pirates, Golden Arrows or Sundowns.

"We approach every game with that mind-set and we are not about to derive from that. Three points is on the agenda."

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