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Davids: Pirates are raring to go

Fadlu Davids says Orlando Pirates are starting to 'get their feeling back' as they gear up to face Mamelodi Sundowns on Tuesday.

Bucs are back in action after four months out against the reigning Premier Soccer League champions before facing Bidvest Wits, Baroka, Cape Town City, SuperSport United, Maritzburg United and finally Stellenbosch.

They entered the enforced break, as a result of the coronavirus, in fourth place, just four points behind second-placed Downs, but having played two games more.

And speaking to the official Pirates Twitter account, the assistant coach revealed the 'spirit' is high in the camp.

He said: "We've been training for close to four weeks now. As the days get closer to the first match of course the excitement builds up.

"The team is excited to get back on the field and getting into match competition time. Of course, from a physical point of view being in lockdown, we had the zoom sessions to keep fit.

"Then the lockdown regulations allowed our players to do individual running on the road but not in a team setting that really affected their physical state and of course their mental state not being able to get out of the house.

"Now that we have started to train for about four weeks and of course getting that feeling back.

"And of course now that we really getting close to match time and being able to train fully with the team has brought that spirit back.

"The spirit of football, the spirit of togetherness and we really raring to go and get the first match under our belt."