Deer stay wary as they aim to bury wounded Canaries


Zaquan: ‘We need to play better against Kedah than we did against JDT.’

PETALING JAYA: Kedah are like a wounded tiger and it will be costly to take them lightly, cautioned Negri Sembilan skipper Zaquan Adha Abdul Radzak.

Kedah, who drew 3-3 with Petaling Jaya City away last week, host the Deer at the Darulaman Stadium today badly needing a win to stay in contention for the Super League title

Negri, who gave all sorts of troubles to league leaders Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) before losing with a stoppage time goal, will be hoping for maximum points to keep up their momentum

However, Zaquan who played for Kedah before joining Negri, feels that his old club, who have only collected four points from their last five matches, will be hard to beat at home.

“We need to play better against them than we did against JDT if we want to win.

“Kedah have not been winning and this makes them dangerous as they will be going all out to bounce back,” added Zaquan.

“It is a heavy responsibility for us and we cannot take them lightly although they appear to be struggling.

“We need to be prepared to give a better performance.

“Having said that, this is the best time to collect points in order to challenge the top teams.

“So far, we have been showing good commitment and it has to continue match after match.”

Victory at the Darulaman Stadium will help Negri, with 14 points, regain top spot from JDT before the Southern Tigers, on 15 points, host Pahang tomorrow.

In the other matches today, fifth placed Kuala Lumpur are hoping to move up the table when they travel to 10th placed Sarawak while bottom side Penang will be looking for their first win against fourth placed Sabah in Kota Kinabalu.

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