Golden Arrows head coach Mark Harrison believes preparations for the second half of the season are going smoothly and that they will be able to avoid relegation.
Sitting rock bottom of the Absa Premiership table, Arrows could not have asked for a tougher start to the year than an encounter against Mamelodi Sundowns, who are smarting from a 1-0 defeat to Kaizer Chiefs in a game in which they dominated possession.
The Durban side has gone on a signing spree in the current transfer window in an effort to bolster the team, as they have been leaking goals at the back and struggling to score upfront.
An upbeat Harrison told the Siya crew, “The preparations have been going well. We’ve signed seven new players and obviously we’ve been working on getting them up to speed with the rest of the team. In the first two weeks since we’ve been back from the holiday we’ve done physical training where we trained three times a day. The guys are looking sharp and strong. Recently we’ve played a couple of friendly games in order to get the guys to gel as a team.
“The Sundowns game is going to be a tough game, we know that. It doesn’t matter who you have in your team, it’s hard to go to Sundowns and get points. There are 15 games to play and I’m confident we’ll be able to get enough points to survive relegation.”