Domestic league is back in action with a SSL round 20 matches and Partizan away to Napredak on Sunday, 2.30pm kick-off.
H2H (last six)
Partizan 5, Napredak 0, Drawn 1. Gd: 11-1.
Slobodan Urosevic serves one-game suspension. Hamidou Traore (knock) is doubtful.
Partizan boss Gordan Petric on Napredak away:
-After seven weeks of mid-season preps, it`s time for a second part of the championship to kick-off. I can tell you the players are now more fit and ready compared to first part of the season finish. To start with, we have a demanding game away to Napredak, a team with all preconditions to play a good game. They kept their squad and signed new players, their coach is good and Napredak knows how to play this kind of game although they are in a bottom half of the pile.
I`m sure pitch surface will be tough to play on and more suitable to home side. It`s on us to play a competitive game and I don`t expect a classy football encounter, don`t hope for one. We need to adapt to given conditions and to make excuses. We are ready to be competitive from the go.
I told players team tomorrow is not our nailed line-up. There`ll be changes next week for sure, as we have more depth now with Pantic, Pavlovic and Fejsa fit and ready while Jovic trained much better lately compared to three or four months ago, he`ll have an opportunity to show us what he is about.
As for the title race…Anything is possible. Lots of games left to play, especially in a play-off stage when there`ll be lots of big games. It will be interesting but we have to think about next game in line only.
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