Bidvest midfielder Cole Alexander indebted to coach Gavin Hunt

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Alexander has found a new lease on life under Hunt following injury-plagued spells with former clubs SuperSport United and Polokwane City.

The 29-year old has not disappointed ‘Hunty’, picking up two Man of the Match accolades in his five games played this season.

The Ajax Cape Town academy product says he’s just grateful for the opportunity to resurrect his career and add value to his new employers.

“First of all it’s just a fantastic feeling to be part of a great squad with talented players,” Alexander tells snl24.com/kickoff.

“I’m feeding off quality players as well as a quality coach. My Man-of-the-Match achievements are also largely due to my teammates and especially the coach, you know.

“When your coach shows this much belief and trust in his players, it only brings out the best in you and this is why things are so positive for me.

“But I think there is always room for improvement and I still owe coach Hunt much more better performances in the future.”

The Clever Boys are the early pace setters in the Absa Premiership race with four wins from their first five matches. Their only blemish cameagainst Alexander’s ex-side SuperSport in a 1-0 home defeat.

Wits next visit winless Maritzburg United at Harry Gwala Stadium on Saturday (18h00), with Alexander wary of taking their misfiring opponents lightly.

“Especially on their home ground with their passionate and vocal crowd,” he says.

“They have made some quality signings and have added lots of experience to their squad. They will definitely be a threat and we’ll have to be on top of our game.”