HIGHLANDERS’ technical manager Mark Harrison is pleased with how his squad is shaping up as the 2020 Castle Lager Premiership season draws closer.
The Briton, who took over at the Bulawayo giants at the start of the year, watched his side beat Black Rhinos 1-0 in a pre-season match at Barbourfields Stadium through trialist Mkhokheli Dube’s goal on Sunday.
“I am happy with the way things are going so far….we are probably about 75 percent to be where we want,” Harrison said.
“Remember, I have been here for a few weeks to work with the boys. We can only be at 100 percent after six or seven games into the league.”
The Briton also hinted that Bosso might sign the veteran duo of Dube and Mitchel Katsvairo after they showed flashes of brilliance against the army side.
“At the end of the day, you can’t play a team with all old players or play with just young players,” Harrison said.
“You need to have a balanced squad. The young players can’t learn from each other; they need to have experience around them. The two oldest players made the goal and that proves something.”
He added: “The old players bring something to the dressing room that was not there. It was a good game today and this is what we needed.
“They did not come here for a holiday; they are here to prepare for the season as we are doing. They are a very good team. They were disciplined and that’s what we wanted. We did not want an easy game. We fought to the last whistle and I am pleased with the way the boys played.”