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Giants pick themselves up again

PETALING JAYA: Selangor are not going to cry over spilt milk.

Skipper Razman Roslan (pic) has urged his Red Giants team-mates to put Tuesday’s FA Cup second-round exit to Premier League side Negri Sembilan behind them and return to winning ways when they host Felda United in a Super League match at the Selayang Municipal Council Stadium today.

“That was a game we should have won, but we cannot change things now. We played well, but couldn’t convert our chances and ended up losing in the penalty shoot-out,” said Razman.

Negri Sembilan advanced to the third round after stunning Selangor 4-3 on penalties. The teams were tied 0-0 after extra time in Selayang.

“We have to look forward and get our act right against Felda, who are also hungry for success after losing their last two matches,” said Razman.

Felda, who will be making their debut in the AFC Cup on Tuesday (against Singapore’s Tampines Rovers), have also bowed out of the FA Cup when they lost to defending champions Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) 2-0 at the Tun Abdul Razak Stadium in Jengka.

Selangor coach P. Maniam expects a tough match as “both teams are coming from defeats”.

“We have to go for an early goal ... I’m confident our strikers will get their act right this time,” said Maniam, whose team are eighth in the 12-team standings with five points.