Match Preview: Woodlands Wellington vs Geylang International
By Eagles Admin on 22 August 2014
Geylang International will be returning to league action after three weeks as they look to bounce back with a win against Woodlands Wellington. The match comes after the Eagles were defeated 2-1 by Balestier Khalsa in their last match.
Similarly, the Rams will also be looking to make amends for their last match, a 2-0 loss to Tampines Rovers. Salim Moin, was recently installed as the new head coach and he will be looking to avoid what occurred when his predecessor Darren Stewart was still in charge. In that particular match, Eagles annihilated Woodlands in a match that finished 5-1.
With Hamqammal Shah the only notable absentee, the Eagles will be able to field a full strength line-up. Speaking to Eagles TV ahead of the match, Head coach Jorg Steinebrunner hinted at fielding young guns in the match. He said: “We want to give them some experience. It is a good time to give the younger players a chance and it will be valuable to them.”
Woodlands’ top scorer Chang Jo Yoon is a man that the Eagles’ back-line will have to mark closely with the South Korean able to produce moments of magic when called upon.
Leonel Felice, meanwhile will want to add to his current league tally. The Argentinian has recorded seven goals thus far but with immaculate service provided by Mustaqim Manzur and Hafiz Nor, goals are a given, at least on paper. The hit man looked sharp in training and is set to pounce on the Rams.
With both sides playing their first competitive match in three weeks, the match is set to favor the team that settles down the quickest. “It’s unusual to have a three week break in mid-season and then we are going to have three games in six days. It is a unique situation but we must adapt to it and settle down as quickly as we can,“ said the German.