Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter welcomes fresh legs ahead of Soweto Derby clash against Orlando Pirates


Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter has welcomed the return of some fresh legs ahead of this weekend's Soweto Derby clash against Orlando Pirates.

Fresh from recording a narrow 1-0 win over Baroka FC on the weekend, courtesy of a last-gasp goal from in-form Khama Billiat, Kaizer Chiefs will turn their attention to the upcoming Soweto Derby against bitter rivals Orlando Pirates.

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Amakhosi leapfrogged the Buccaneers in the DStv Premiership standings following the victory over Bakgakga and will be hoping to consolidate that advantage when they meet the old enemy at the Orlando Stadium.

Ahead of the encounter, head coach Stuart Baxter was keeping his cards close to his chest but welcomed the return to fitness of a number of key players ahead of the weekend's crunch-clash.

"Pirates is a completely different game. Will we play with four at the back or will we play with three centre-backs? That remains to be seen," he said following Chiefs' victory over Baroka on Saturday.

"We do have some fresh legs. I'm expecting Bernard [Parker] to be back, Samir [Nurkovic] has got a good hour under his belt, Leo [Castro] has got time under his belt, we got Lebo [Manyama] back on the field and a few more minutes for him.

"We've got almost a full squad to look at now and we'll just suck on this caramel [after the win against Baroka] and then it is back to work."