PETALING JAYA: Giant-killers MK Land are gunning for bitter rivals' Selangor's scalp next.
The Klang Valley Premier League side produced a major upset in the Malaysia Cup competition when they upstaged Super League boys Perak 2-1 in a Group D match on Wednesday.
The win has put them back in contention for a ticket to the quarter-finals.
MK Land caretaker coach Michael Palani said the victory over Perak has given his team a big boost ahead of tomorrow's important return clash against the Red Giants at the Shah Alam Stadium.
“The boys are all fired up,” said Michael.
“Defeating Perak has truly raised our hopes, spirits and ambitions. The victory is sweet as it shows that we are capable of producing more surprises,” said Michael.
Indian international striker Bhaichung Bhutia finally made good when he netted the winner against his former team Perak.
Aside from staying in the hunt for a place in the last eight, MK Land will also be out to exact revenge over Selangor.
The Red Giants whipped them 4-1 in the first round tie. They also beat MK Land to a promotion place in Group A of the Premier League. Eventually Selangor and Negri Sembilan were promoted to the Super League.
In the FA Cup Selangor also eliminated MK Land in the second round of the knockout competition.
Selangor and Perak are the current leaders in Group D with six points each followed by MK Land with four while Public Bank have only one point.
Public Bank, demoted to the Premier League next season, completed their first round campaign winless. Nothing seems to be going right for bankers who finished runners-up to Pahang in the inaugural Super League last season.
They lost to Perak 0-1 in the opening game and allowed MK Land to come from behind to hold them to a 3-3 draw in the second game. Then, on Wednesday they fought tooth and nail against Selangor before losing 3-4.
The face a do-or-die mission in their match against Perak tomorrow.