Middendorp racing against time to fill up the nest!

Ernst Middendorp, Swallows coach, believes striker Evans Rusike (pictured) will get better with time.            Photo by         BackpagePix
Ernst Middendorp, Swallows coach, believes striker Evans Rusike (pictured) will get better with time. Photo by BackpagePix

SWALLOWS FC coach Ernst Middendorp revealed that he will venture into the transfer market in search of two players who will support striker Evans Rusike.

Even though Rusike failed to find the back of net in their goalless draw against his former club SuperSport United in their DStv Premiership clash at Dobsonville Stadium on Saturday, Middendorp was satisfied with his team’s performance.

The draw keeps the Dube Birds in 15th place in the league with 18 points, just three points ahead of basement side Marumo Gallants.

Rusike was influential in Swallows’ attack but was denied a goal by the solid SuperSport defenders. Middendorp believes the lanky striker will help them move away from the relegation zone.

Said Middendorp: “We have Evans Rusike on board to bolster our attack.

“We just need to get players who will support him.

“We are in discussions with the board to get him the necessary support and hopefully Monday or Tuesday we will bring in a couple of players.

“I think he played well even though he didn’t get a goal.

“He will get better with time, and we will improve once we finalise a couple of deals to bolster our squad.”

On the other hand, Middendorp believes Matsatsantsa a Pitori outplayed them in all areas in the game and has no doubt that the Tshwane giants will finish second behind run away leaders Mamelodi Sundowns at the end of the season.

“I’m happy with a point. We played against tough opposition, but step by step we will get there.

“As I said before that Sundowns will win the league and I’m convinced that we will see SuperSport in second place,” explained the German tactician.

Middendorp is happy that his players are now getting used to his system.

“We played with all the capacity and resource we have.

“We were good defensively and on transition, if we can add two or three players before the transfer window closes, we will be a much better side,” added Middendorp.

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