Absa Premiership

Pelembe welcomes squad rotation

2015-09-29 11:55
Helder Pelembe (Supplied)

Cape Town - Bloemfontein Celtic striker Helder Pelembe believes competition for places in the starting XI will push the entire squad to improve.

Celtic have a wealth of attacking options with Geoffrey Massa, Frank Mhango and Lerato Lamola waiting in the wings, while Vuyisile Wana is currently sidelined through injury.

Pelembe revealed coach Clinton Larsen plans to regularly rotate his forwards, and the 28-year-old believes the squad can only benefit.

"All of us are playing if you can see we are rotating," he said. "We have great players here and I say thanks to the coach and to my teammates also.

"If they can give me a chance like the way they have been giving me, I'm sure that I can improvise and another striker can play, and we will do the job because all of us got lot of quality.

"Some of the games I stay out, Lamola starts and Massa starts and we keep rotating and the important thing is to get the points for the club."

Pelembe, who is on loan from  Orlando Pirates, opened his Premiership account with a brace against University of Pretoria at the weekend, Celtic's third win on the trot.

With the club having moved to third in the standings, Pelembe is not concerned about personal accolades, insisting that his first priority is helping the side win games.

"My goal is to help the team and if I can help the team and keep winning games and I'm sure individual goals will follow," he added.

Celtic will next face in-form Mpumalanga Black Aces in the Telkom Knockout at Free State Stadium on Sunday, October 4.

Kick-off is at 15:00.

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