Lyle Lakay counting on experience to lift SuperSport United mood

Lyle Lakay counting on experience to lift SuperSport United mood

SuperSport United utility player Lyle Lakay says he is depending on the senior figures in the squad to help them get out of the current slump.

Matsatsantsa host Polokwane City tonight in the DStv Premiership having only managed one win in 10 matches from all competitions.

Lakay believes the team has enough experienced players to help them turn things around.

"For us senior players that understand and that have been in that situation before. Everybody knows we haven't won in about five or six games now. It's important for us to get ourselves out of it and you know, it takes one game," Lakay said.

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The dip in form has seen SuperSport slide down the table to sixth place with eight matches to go, which puts their ambitions to achieve a CAF spot in doubt.

For Lakay, they can’t afford to drop any more points.

"It's crucial this time of the season to pick up points, for sure I believe you know and the players also believe we can get ourselves out of it especially now, starting with this one. It's reality, it's the truth, we haven't won and I think we just have to give more, we just have to keep on. There's nothing else we can do, we just have to show character and i takes that one game to turn everything around. I've been in this situation before, personally," he added.

The former Mamelodi Sundowns star and Defender of the Season pointed to past experiences on overcoming a decline in form.

"With Bloemfontein Celtic before you know and with City [Cape Town City] you know we went on a run where we didn't win, so I know how it feels and I know there's more players also that have been in this situation before. I think we need to dig a bit deeper, give a bit more, show a bit more character and like I said it takes that one win to to turn everything around."