Manchester are back in FA Futsal Super League action this afternoon as they prepare to face Cambridge United.
After back-to-back wins in the league for the Blues over Newcastle and Salisbury United, it is a great opportunity for the hosts to stamp their own form of authority with a winning run potentially on the cards.
Visitors Cambridge United have been on the end of some heavy defeats this season but got their first win against Southend last weekend which lifted them away from the bottom of the Super League table.
After a fourth place finish for them last season, there are many games still to play for the visitors to accumulate more points and to get themselves in a more respectable position in the standings.
Head Coach Sergi Saldana spoke with ManchesterFutsal.com about his thoughts and feelings going into today’s game and was high of praise of the development players that have been involved within the first-team setup this season.
Here is what the gaffer had to say.
Any team news?
We won't have Salim [Karim], Jose [Almeida] and Kenna [Ngoma] because all of them are still lame of their respective injuries. In a few weeks, probably, we will have Peyman as well from Birmingham but not yet. For that reason, we will have development players involved but I'm happy with this situation because they really deserve to be in the first team. When they come to train with us, they give their best and that shows. At the end they improve the quality of the workouts and they are helping in the evolution of the team.
What has the mood been like in training this week after back-to-back wins in the Super League?
We are happy with the wins and feeling better after a meeting we had but we can't stop working hard if we want to keep within a good level. A good atmosphere is essential but also to train hard, be happy, and to have fun. It's very important but always with a good combination/balance with the hard and serious work.
Any predictions for Sunday's game?
If we maintain the same level and attitude as against Salisbury, we will win (with all respects to Cambridge). Work hard, to be compact and give our best in the court have are key for this Sunday.
Manchester will face Cambridge United live from the National Cycling Centre today at 2:30pm, click here for tickets.