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Lack of alertness cost Ranchi Rays, insists Harendra Singh

Ranchi Rays in their debut season have managed to impress one and all with their fighting instincts and are punching above their weight.

Harendra Singh

Ranchi Rays in their debut season have managed to impress one and all with their fighting instincts and are punching above their weight. They are currently placed second in the points table after four games, with one win, two draws and one loss. The Mahendra Singh Dhoni co-owned outfit, however, despite showing a lot of promise, couldn’t have enough wins under the belt owing to their habit of conceding early goals in the match.

In just four games into the tournament, Ranchi has already conceded eleven goals, which is by no means a small number, and no cleansheet. Ranchi Rays coach Harendra Singh is well aware of his team’s weakness and insisted that they are working on it.

In their last encounter against Dabang Mumbai, Ranchi was rocked by a couple of early goals. They, however, managed to make a stunning comeback, courtesy man of the match and skipper Ashley Jackson, who again had a wonderful game.

“It was a lack of alertness from the team in the first quarter and which led to us conceding two quick goals,” Harendra said. “But we came back strongly and which is the strength of our team to bounce back. We will work on our mental alertness and ensure we do not give away easy goals.”

“The league is still open and we can judge a team after 6 matches and I am happy with the team’s performance,” Ranchi coach concluded. “We will work on the loopholes that came out of today’s match.”

Ranchi Rays now have a few days to work on their game as they are to face Uttar Pradesh Warriors on February 3 at Dhyan Chand Sports College. Working on defensive lapses will be the prime agenda for Harendra, if his team is aiming for the title in its maiden campaign.

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