PETALING JAYA: Felda United are hoping to turn their fortunes around when the Super League resumes next month.
The Fighters are bent on making amends after crashing out of the FA Cup (second round) and AFC Cup (bottom Group G) campaigns in the first-half of the season.
The team’s revival plans have begun and head coach B. Sathianathan is confident they can end the season with a bang.
For a start, they have roped in Australian centreback Dino Djulbic from A-League club Perth Glory.
The towering Djulbic is 1.94m tall and a brilliant header of the ball.
Felda are also expected to name a new foreign striker today.
“We are looking at a fresh start, with the new players coming on board. The Super League is going to be tough as we have a lot of catching up to do. But there is the Malaysia Cup and I’d love to be in that final,” said Sathianathan yesterday.
Felda are sixth in the Super League standings with 17 points from 13 matches – a massive 13 points behind leaders JDT.
“We have a fighting chance to be in the top four. But JDT are the best team in the country with the best facilities. So, they should be the favourites,” said Sathianathan.
Felda have also added their second naturalised player in Curran Singh Ferns. The defensive midfielder, of Malaysian-Australian parentage, had stints earlier with Johor Darul Ta’zim and Premier League’s Negri Sembilan.
Felda’s other naturalised player is Stuart Wark, who is of Scottish-Malaysian parentage.