Partizan is away to Novi Pazar on Friday (6.55pm CET kick-off) as part of Mozzart Bet Serbian Super Liga round 4 fixtures.
H2H (last six)
Partizan 5, Novi Pazar 1, Drawn 0. Gd: 19-6, Partizan
Sasa Zdjelar and Filip Holender are on the exit doors, these two transfers are yet to be officially confirmed. Aleksandar Filipovic (illness) and Ljubomir Fejsa (illness) are back in contention, Nemanja Jovic recovered from his injury and will be back to full training as of Monday.
Partizan boss Ilija Stolica ahead of Novi Pazar away:
-Our focus is to get back to winning ways. Both Novi Pazar and Partizan will be handicapped by the ban on spectators imposed by the FA for the home side. I love atmosphere in Novi Pazar as this is the part of Serbia in love with football game so much. Their situation on the standings is unenviable but they showed they deserve better position against Cukaricki. We must have a respect for Novi Pazar but we go there to win.
After everything that happened recently, we need to turn to football pitch and training. We managed to scan our situation over the past few days and move things for the better; energy we had during the training sessions give me hope we can do better. We need to come out stronger and firmer, to show we can handle the pressure as a club and there`s only one place we can do that – on the pitch.
I came here to start a new chapter for the club and that`s far from simple. Now with Zdjelar and Holender departing, that`s total of 13 or 14 players who left the club this season. On the other hand, we signed 8 new players and these changes are huge. You need time to synchronize new coach, new coaching team, new roster and new energy and move on to a direction we want to go to. We dropped number of points early in the season but things can move on for the better with each training session and each game.
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