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Baxter To Use Back-ups Or Go For Record?

With the Absa Premiership now wrapped up, coach Stuart Baxter may have yet another important issue to address in the final league fixtures of the season.

Mamelodi Sundowns won the Absa Premiership last season with 65 points, which was the record for the most league points accumulated in a Premier Soccer League season.

Currently sitting on 63 points, we are one win away from beating Downs’s league points record. With three games to go, it’s unlikely that we would drop points in all of the remaining fixtures - simply because of the squad in a state of Euphoria after winning the league title.

However, some of the fringe players in the squad may even feel that they had little contributions in the team’s success after being on the sidelines more often than not this season.

The usual names of Siphelele Mthembu, Ovidy Karuru and Levy Mokgothu have had little impact and it would be odd should coach Stuart Baxter look to these players in a bid to chase the league points record and extend it.

If Baxter’s recent squad selections are anything to go by, we could well see the regular first team players seeing the rest of the season out.

I personally feel that we don’t need to seriously chase the record, but rather give some players who had not played at all the much needed taste of what it is like to play as a champion.

What are your thoughts on this idea, league record or let fringe players enjoy the rest of the season?


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