Shillong Lajong FC
Shillong: Shillong Lajong FC will look to get back to winning ways against Mohun Bagan in a I-League clash at the JN Stadium here on Saturday.
In the points table, Shillong Lajong are in fifth position with 17 points while Mohun Bagan are on fourth place having 17 points too but with a better goal difference. Lajong lost to Gokulam Kerala FC 2-3 in their last game. They will look to make full use of their home advantage. Mohun Bagan, on the other hand, were held by defending champions Aizawl FC 1-1 away in their previous outing.
The home side are coming into this fixture after playing three consecutive away matches against Churchill Brothers, Neroca and Gokulam.
Lajong managed to pick up three points in total after winning one game that is the North East Derby versus Neroca FC by a 2-0 margin.
In the other two games, Lajong were defeated by the Goan side with a 2-0 score line.
In the last one, they came very close to winning the game against Gokulam Kerala but despite leading twice in the game, they succumbed to a 3-2 defeat in the end after failing to capitalise on their chances.
Lajong Coach Alison Kharsyntiew said: "In the game against Churchill, we played a good game and dominated the game, yet we lost. We played a good game against Neroca and against Gokulam, it was a very poor performance from us.
But, it's in the past. Now our main objective is to look forward and keep moving on and try to perform well on Saturday."
"We are ready, and we look forward to three points. Every next game we play, we will play to win and earn the maximum points from the remaining 5 matches."
Mohun Bagan's former assistant coach, Shankarlal Chakraborty is the currently in charge of the team.