Timm explains Pirates' title strategy

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Orlando Pirates midfielder Miguel Timm.
Orlando Pirates midfielder Miguel Timm.
EJ Langner

Orlando Pirates midfielder Miguel Timm has revealed the Buccaneers' strategy to make a title push this season.

Despite a slow start to the season with a narrow 1-0 win over Swallows, before a 1-1 draw at Stellenbosch and defeat to Chippa United, Orlando Pirates are now just two points adrift the top spot in the DStv Premiership table.

Wins against, Royal AM, Marumo Gallants and TS Galaxy have put the Buccaneers in a good position to mount a tittle charge.

Orlando Pirates new midfielder Miguel Timm has revealed while the squad is dreaming of the tittle, they are planning to play the long game.

"In the first round [first half of the season] we want to stay among the top teams and then [in the second half of the season] push on from there," he said.

"It’s a marathon."

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Timm has been an instrumental figure in head coach Jose Riveiro's side, appearing in seven of the Buccaneers eight games so far. Pirates have also been helped by their defensive strength, conceded just three goals in eight matches.

Yet for all their defensive prowess, the Buccaneers have been heavily criticised for a lack of killer instincts, scoring just six goals in their eight matches.

Timm admits that the squad is not oblivious to the challenges inform of goal.

"We know there’s been a bit of inconsistence, but for lack of trying and effort or implementation of what we’re trying to do," Timm added.

"Everyone knows we’re creating a lot of chances but we’re not converting, which is up to us as the players to keep on pushing. To try and correct that as soon as possible. The sooner the better."

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