Manning Rangers defender Shaheem Bobbs has called on the team's strikers to lift their game in the Premier Soccer League basement battle with Black Leopards on Monday.
Both teams are locked on 26 points after 27 games and a win for the Mighty Maulers over coach Shakes Mashaba's former team could go a long way in securing the Chatsworth-based side's continued presence in the Premier Soccer League.
Bobbs, who has been involved in previous relegation battles with former club Hellenic, therefore urged Alton Mering and company to bring along their goalscoring boots to the Thohoyandou Stadium for this 'must-win' game.
"We are level with them on points, which means there is no room for error. We need to work on our finishing before this crucial game, so that we are able to utilise the chances we create," he told Soccer Laduma.
The veteran left-back went further by stating that Rangers would push for an early goal in order to settle the team's nerves.
"We also need an early goal so that we can play quality football, it is difficult to play good football with the relegation axe hanging over your head," he said
There have also been rumours emanating that Bobbs, whose contract expires at the end of the season, is seeking a return to Cape Town should Rangers get relegated to the Mvela First Division.
Although he admitted that he would 'love' a move back to his home town, the former Amaglug-Amaglug full-back stressed that he is currently only concentrating on helping Rangers avoid the dreaded drop.
"I'm still contracted to Manning Rangers and only focussing on helping them escape relegation. It would be very unfair of me to start looking for a team now once that is done I will take it from there," added Bobbs.