Kalyani, Jan 31: Kolkata giants Quess East Bengal will be playing host to All India Football Federation’s (AIFF) developmental side Indian Arrows at the Kalyani Municipality Stadium on Saturday.
The Red and Golds endured a tough start to the New Year, with three defeats on the trot landing a substantial dent to their title aspirations. However, their win against Chennai City has certainly served as a sense of relief in the camp.
Asheer Akhtar has been a revelation at the back and with Marti Crespi returning from suspension, Kamalpreet Singh might have to walk an extra mile in training to retain his position in the eleven.
Brandon Vanlalremdika had a brilliant outing as well and might start yet again, at the expense of Pintu Mahata.
Having trailed Mohun Bagan by 12 points just two weeks ago, a win for East Bengal will take them to within six points of their arch-rivals, and subsequently, back in the title race. (UNI)