Absa Premiership

Troughton staying grounded

2015-03-09 12:58
Sammy Troughton (Supplied)

Cape Town - The University of Pretoria finally broke into the top half of the Premiership standings, following the 1-0 victory against Maritzburg United at the weekend, but coach Sammy Troughton refuses to get ahead of himself.

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With just nine matches left in the season, Tuks occupy the seventh position in the league standings. Much of the excitement at this point in the season centres around the fact that Tuks were last defeated during the first week of December.

Between then and now, the Pretoria-based club have produced notable results against Mamelodi Sundowns and Bidvest Wits, both of whom are still in the hunt for the Premiership title.

However, Troughton will not let the recent developments distract him from his goals this term.

“Yes, it's true we have been unbeaten in our last nine games, eight in the League and one in the cup,” said Troughton after the win against the Team of Choice.

“But to be honest, I am not looking at the record so much but the focus is to get the team into a more comfortable zone in the League,” added the Tuks mentor.

“The unbeaten record, it's not really important. The win today [Sunday] was massive and I think it was the best performance by Tuks this season.”

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