Depleted HASC take on Chirag

Depleted HASC take on Chirag

Suspended Vijaykumar to sit out

In their last match, Chirag United drew the first blood but allowed Pune FC to come back in a match that missed the services of stopper-back Arnab Mondal and right-back Jerri Zirsangha.

While Mondal skipped the match for pwersonal reasons, Zirsangha was suspended following two bookings.

With the duo back in the fold, Chirag’s backline will get a boost, while their mid-field Denson Devadas will also return in the starting line-up to bolster the side.

But their coach Subrata Bhattacharya still indisposed, Sanjan Sen will be in-charge of the side as they look to return to winning ways.

Against qualifiers HASC, who have stunned Mohun Bagan and JCT in away matches, Chirag will have their task cut out.

“We have to get three points... A win is really needed the need of the hour to improve our standings on the table,” Sen said, adding that the defence need to be organised a bit more.
HASC will miss the services of winger and former captain Xavier Vijaykumar (double booking), Nigerian striker Abdulla Hamza and James Singh.

HASC have seven points from four matches, while Chirag have five from same number of matches.