Second-placed East Bengal would look to brighten its pre-quarterfinal hopes when they face Singapore League’s two-time defending champions Tampines Rovers in a AFC Cup group H match at the Jalan Besar stadium in Singapore on Wednesday.
East Bengal and Sai Gon Xuan Thanh of Vietnam have four points each but the former lie second on goal difference.
East Bengal coach Trevor Morgan would look to earn three points which will propel his side to the top of the standings.
“Although we played eight matches in last 24 days the boys aim to do well here as they have got sufficient rest,” said Morgan on Tuesday.
Morgan would look to use his coaching experience in Singapore. “During my stint here, I found it difficult to play against them (Rovers). In fact I was only able to get one point from nine meetings with them,” he said.
East Bengal will miss the services of the injured T Naoba Singh, suspended Isfaq Ahmed and first-choice goalie Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, axed for his obscene gesture towards club supporters during a I-League match recently.