Cape Town - Orlando Pirates coach Milutin
Sredojevic has explained his decision to put goalkeeper Wayne Sandilands
back in the Buccaneers' starting line-up.
The 35-year-old Sandilands lost his place in the starting XI at the
start of the season after making a costly error against Highlands Park.
However, he was reinstated to the team at the start of February and
his steady influence at the back has resulted in Pirates conceding just
five goals in their last five fixtures.
"Looking at Sandilands, there have been many questions," Sredojevic
told Sowetan Live. "But we are having a present situation that in
backing all our four goalkeepers, he's the first in line.
"We have, purely on merit, taken him back into starting line-up."
When asked if he felt it was a risk to thrust Sandilands back into the
limelight during a tough run of games, Sredojevic said: "Yes, it was
risky [to restore Sandilands to the team].
"I remember how many questions came before the derby regarding putting him in such a match.
"However, he proved that he had also gone the bridge of MDC
[MultiChoice Diski Challenge], where it was like a rehabilitation
"In training he has been wonderful since that Highlands Park blunder."