With Arnab & Zirsangha back, Chirag hope to beat HAL
Kolkata: Chirag United would look to make amends in the defence and bag full points when they take on Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, Bangalore in a round five I-League match at the Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Thursday.
In their last match, Chirag United drew the first blood but allowed Pune FC to come back in a match that missed the services of stopper Arnab Mondal (personal reasons) and right-back Jerri Zirsangha (double booking).
With the duo back in the fold, Chirag`s backline will get a boost, while their mid-field Denson Devadas will also return in the starting line-up to bolster the side.
But their coach Subrata Bhattacharya still indisposed, Sanjan Sen will be in-charge of the side as they will look to return to winning ways.
Against qualifiers HAL, who have stunned Mohun Bagan and JCT in away matches, Chirag will have their task cut out.
"We have to get three points... A win is really needed the need of the hour to improve our standings on the table," Sen said, adding that the defence need to be organised a bit more.
HAL will miss the services of their mercurial captain Xavier Vijaykumar (double booking), Nigerian striker Abdulla Hamza and James Singh.
HAL have seven points from four matches, while Chirag
have five from same number of matches.