Absa Premiership

Pirates must respond - Tinkler

2015-09-17 14:21
Eric Tinkler (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Orlando Pirates coach Eric Tinkler expects his side to bounce back when they return to PSL action against Mpumalanga Black Aces on Friday.

The Buccaneers will be looking to avoid a hat-trick of defeats, having gone down 4-1 to Zamalek in the CAF Confederations Cup last weekend after previously losing 1-0 against Bloemfontein Celtic in the Premiership.

Tinkler has since hinted he will make some adjustments to the formation of the team at the Orlando Stadium as the Soweto giants look to cut down the six-point gap between themselves and the league summit.

"It's back to the league and we got Aces and it is vitally important we collect three points," Tinkler told KickOff.

"It is an important game for us, we need to collect three points we are playing at home, we have to.

"We make changes when we deem it necessary. I have to make changes. I'm not going to point fingers at anybody or individual. I think everybody was at fault from the defence to attack.

"Yes, we conceded goals through the flank which is obviously a massive concern for us. We need to go back to the drawing board and fix those issues."

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