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BELEAGUERED Platinum Stars head coach Roger de Sa can’t wait for the transfer window to reopen in January.

He wants to add new players to his struggling squad.

The former Orlando Pirates and Bidvest Wits coach was speaking following the two-week Fifa break, which provided him with a good chance to check out the squad he inherited from Peter Butler. Butler had parted ways with Stars after only being in charge of two Absa Premiership games.

Since he took over last month, the former Bafana Bafana goalkeeper has yet to register a win for Stars.

De Sa has been in charge for five league games, losing three and drawing two.

Dikwena are currently bottom of the log table with two points and are desperate for victory.

They are only three points behind defending PSL champions Bidvest Wits, Polokwane City and Ajax Cape Town, who are above them.

“It was a good break for me and the boys,” said De Sa. “You must remember that I never had a chance to get to know the team, as we have been playing throughout since I took over. So I was happy to have this break.

“It helped to have a good look at the team and to work on positions we need to improve. They are good players. I wish we could add new players but that’s not possible now, we have to wait for January.”

The 53-year-old is optimistic that the Rustenburg side will move away from the relegation zone when the PSL resumes next week after the MTN8 final on Saturday.

“I have full confidence in my players, especially after spending these two weeks with them,” he said.

“I am sure it’s just a matter of time before we move away from the position we are in. I am not saying people must expect a totally different Platinum Stars, all I am saying is that we have talked about our situation and everyone knows that we do not deserve to be where we are (in the standings).”

De Sa’s charges face a tough task in their next league match against his former team, Soweto giants Pirates at FNB Stadium next Wednesday (7.30pm).

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