It will be a huge test – Hunt

Gavin Hunt

Despite bolstering their squad and being the reigning champions of the MTN8, Gavin Hunt believes their quarter-final encounter against Golden Arrows will provide a big challenge.

The Clever Boys have been one of the most active teams in the transfer window ahead of the 2017-18 campaign, having signed the likes of Steven Pienaar, Daylon Claasen, Slavko Damjanovic, Kobamelo Kodisang and Bokang Tlhone.

The four-time PSL winning coach says his side have looked sharp in pre-season, but the actual test will come when they step on to the field against Arrows.

“The test will come in the games,” he told reporters at a press conference.

“In pre-season you can look good and win tournaments and things, but the test is the game.

‘Friday will be a huge test for us. The biggest problem I’ve got is to obviously put them [players] all together,” he added.

Hunt stressed that despite having a star-studded squad at his disposal, he needs to find the right balance in selecting the right squad.

“I could just throw them up in a hat and, whatever one falls, I play those ones… But I mean, it doesn’t happen like that.

“There’s no pressure. The most important thing is to get off to a good start on Friday, and see where we are,” he concluded.

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