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Mohun Bagan’s target

Win on Friday against Neroca FC will see Bagan take an 11-point lead in the I-League table

By TT Bureau in Calcutta
  • Published 14.02.20, 2:31 AM
  • Updated 14.02.20, 2:31 AM
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Joseba Beitia (centre) with teammates Gurjinder Kumar (left) and Suhair VP at Mohun Bagan ground Picture by Santosh Ghosh

Rampaging Mohun Bagan will look to make it five wins on the trot and build their lead at the top of the table when they host Neroca FC in an I-League fixture in Kalyani on Friday.

The Calcutta giants have been unstoppable since their loss to Churchill Brothers on December 8. The hosts have been unbeaten in their last nine matches. With the second-placed Punjab FC losing two points against East Bengal on Thursday, a win on Friday will see Bagan take an 11-point lead in the points table.

With everything functioning like a clockwork in the Mohun Bagan camp, their only concern at the moment would be the fitness of centre-half Daneil Cyrus.

Deep-lying midfielder Fran Gonzales has been playing at the back in his absence and has done well as a makeshift stopper. However, Mohun Bagan coach Kibu Vicuna would be hopeful of having Cyrus amongst his options again for this match.

“He (Cyrus) has trained with us. He is feeling better than last week but we will have to wait and see,” the Spaniard said.