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Davids On Lorch: It Doesn't Look Good

Orlando Pirates assistant coach Fadlu Davids has provided an on Thembinkosi Lorch, who picked up an injury in the first half against Bloemfontein Celtic.

Read: Late Stunner Seals Pirates' First League Win

Pirates were already withouth Gabadinho Mhango and Thulani Hlatshwayo through injury on Wednesday night, but it seems Lorch will join the club's injury list after being taken off on 12 minutes against Celtic.

“That’s it, we have to second guess now a decision to stick with a similar team knowing that it was an intensive game against Kaizer Chiefs," Davids told SuperSport after the game.

“Now with injuries, Lorch it doesn’t look good but we’ll get the information from the doctors after the game."

Back to the encounter, Davids, who was standing in for Josef Zinnbauer, says getting maximum points was more important than the football on display.

“You could see they were much more fresher, much sharper to the ball. Our fatigue really, with the intensive match against Kaizer Chiefs," he added.

“You could see in the first half going into the second half we were too slow, we were too slow to the ball. Too slow with our passing and it was not really as it should be.

“Definitely the substitutes came in and made a difference, a bit more aggressive in midfield, a bit more direct in attack. It was not about pretty football tonight.

“It was about the points and I think that’s what the boys did in the second half especially. Once we made the changes, we took control of the game and ja we deservedly win,”

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