Partizan is away to Javor on Saturday (8pm CET kick-off) as part of Mozzart Bet Serbian Super Liga round 1 fixtures.
H2H (last six)
Partizan 6, Javor 0, Drawn 0. Gd: 17-3, Partizan.
Ljubomir Fejsa (illness) and Nemanja Jovic are sidelined while latest signing Fousseni Diabate has just started training with his teammates. Sasa Zdjelar is back in contention.
Partizan boss Ilija Stolica ahead of Javor away:
-We did lots of good things over shortest ever pre-season. Each coach need time and space but we made a big team reset. Lots of players left and we have quite a few new ones who adapted well. We are eagerly awaiting this upcoming match and we expect to see good things away to Javor. Our ambitions are highest possible at this moment.
We had a complex situation during pre-season with newcomers arriving late so we had to overload number of players during friendlies and it led to minor injuries. I`m glad Zdjelar is back though.
Javor pitch is of smaller dimensions and it helps the hosts. I have a big respect for Javor coach, I`ve known him for a long time and we know what to expect there. It`s only that we don`t know what kind of weather to expect and how their pitch surface will look like due to recent showers.
Diabate arrived only yesterday and I`m happy to have him here. We`ll see him today on a training session and I believe we`ll enjoy in his performances. We`ll see how ready he is once we do the tests, we are not going to force him into the team too early.
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