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Maritzburg United coach Gordon Igesund needs his players to stand up and be counted with time running out for the relegation-haunted KwaZulu-Natal outfit.
United need another 12 points to get out of relegation trouble - they are sitting third from the bottom with 22 points.
Said the United coach: "I believe 34 points will see us home and dry. We have six home matches in our remaining eight fixtures and need to make the most of that advantage and stand up and be counted to survive and make sure we play Premier Soccer League next season."
Igesund said he was not pushing any panic buttons, but that they need to start taking responsibility as coaches and players and make things happen on the field, starting with Bidvest Wits at home on Saturday. United host Wits at the Woodburn Stadium. Kickoff is at 3.30pm.
United suffered a major setback last weekend when they were hammered 5-2 by neighbours Golden Arrows at the Chatsworth Stadium and with fellow relegation candidates Bloemfontein Celtic and bottom club Bay United picking up big wins last week, Igesund knows there is no margin for error left.
US-born goalkeeper Hunter Gilstrap was suspended after the Arrows defeat and faces a club disciplinary hearing this afternoon into his conduct, both on the pitch and his alleged rude gesture to United fans after the game.
But Igesund refused to be embroiled in the controversy saying management was handling the issue.
"My focus is getting the side ready for Wits. What happened against Arrows is behind us. I have told my players not to dwell on it and get on with beating Wits.
"We need to get back to the form we showed when we beat both Celtic and Ajax Cape Town at the Woodburn Stadium, when we played both those sides at home recently."
Igesund will be working extra hard on keeper Tashrique Goldman and has no major injury worries. - Sapa