Morgan upset with misfiring strikers

Calcutta: Things are not going right for Kingfisher East Bengal.

In the last five matches, Trevor James Morgan's men have won two and lost three. The team had the least productive stage of their performance in the ongoing I-League.

So Morgan would definitely want his team to make amends when they face Mumbai FC at the Kalyani Stadium, on Sunday.

East Bengal's bane has been their poor rate of conversion in front of the goal. The strikers, Manandeep Singh and Edeh Chidi, who started the season on a bright note, have suddenly lost their goal-scoring touch. To make matters worse, the other forwards Robin Singh and Baljit Sahni also failed to live up to the expectation.

On match-eve, Morgan expressed his displeasure when asked about the performance of his strikers.

"My strikers are inconsistent and that is primarily why the team did not perform well in the last few rounds," Morgan said.

Speaking about his team's chances, Morgan said that his side's titles hopes have receded after they lost to ONGC in their last encounter.

"Our title hopes have receded after the way the team lost against ONGC in the previous round. A prospective champion leads the way which we are not being able to do in the last few rounds.

"I wish the team gets back the winning rhythm at the right time," Morgan said.

East Bengal, who are placed third with 27 points from 14 matches, will be missing Sanju Pradhan, Harmanjot Khabra and Raju Gaikwad due to injuries.

Talking about the form of East Bengal's opponents, Mumbai FC have a better record in the last five rounds where they picked up eight out of a possible 15 points (from two wins and as many draws apart from a loss).

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