Kalinga Lancers to play against Ranchi Rhinos

Bhubaneswar: Ranchi Rhinos will be competing against Kalinga Lancers in the Hero Hockey India League here on Friday.

Currently seated on the third position on the points table, Ranchi Rhinos will be aiming to win and move closer to secure their place for semifinals and give a tough fight to Kalinga Lancers.

On the other hand, Kalinga Lancers will look forward to give a great performance against Ranchi Rhinos and put their full effort to win tomorrow`s game to continue being in the race for the semifinals.

Playing on their home ground with huge of support of the home crowd Kalinga Lancers will put their best effort to convert the chances and secure a win tomorrow to upset Ranchi Rhinos.

Speaking on the eve of an important match, Gregg Clark, coach Ranchi Rhinos said, "It will be an important match especially after lost against Delhi Waveriders yesterday. We played well but could not win the match. We still need those vital points to secure a place in semifinals.

"Today, Kalinga Lancers have an important match against Uttar Pradesh Wizards. We will be keeping a close eye on the match as the results of the match will have bearing on the pool standing."

Speaking on their match against the Ranchi Rhinos, Kalinga Lancers` head coach Terry Walsh said" "Tomorrow is a very important match and lot depends on how we perform in today`s match.

"Tomorrow`s match will be a very crucial match as both the team will contest to win and make their position in semi finals. Ranchi Rhinos is good team and hence we see a good game tomorrow as both will be desperate to secure position for semi finals."