Absa Premiership

Sheppard hails Wits depth

2016-03-08 08:53
Dillon Sheppard (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Dillon Sheppard has hailed the strength in depth at Bidvest Wits as the Premiership outfit continue to compete for multiple honors this season.

The veteran left-back admits spirits are high in the camp as the academy graduates this season have sparked the older players into excitement about the prospect of league and cup honors.

Sheppard also highlighted how their consistent performances have allowed Gavin Hunt to rotate the squad successfully.

"We are working hard as a team and our approach is to focus on each game as it comes. The spirit is high in our camp and we all have the belief that we can win a trophy or two this season. Actually, we will give it our best in every trophy we compete in," the former Sundowns winger told Goal website.

"For me, I think we have a good squad and we will give it our best in every competition, be the league or the Nedbank Cup. The big thing about it is that the coach has a big pool of players to choose from hence he has been rotating players in different competitions.

"We are not here to add numbers. I think the young players in our squad are motivating us to work hard that is why we continue to perform."

The former South Africa international added that older players like himself and Moeneeb Josephs still play a crucial part in Wits' future success, and the performance of the 35-year old goalkeeper in the Nedbank Cup this weekend proved it.

"Myself, Moeneeb and other players are doing our part to help the young players continue to perform and also do our job as was the case with the goalkeeper saving a penalty to help us beat Celtic to advance to the next stage of the Nedbank Cup," he concluded.

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