Partizan is home to Mladost Lucani on Thursday (5.05pm CET kick-off) as part of Linglong Tire Serbian Super Liga round 25 fixtures.
H2H (last six)
Partizan 4, Mladost 2, Drawn 0. Gd: 12-4, Partizan
There were no words on Aleksandar Miljkovic (injury sustained away to Sparta Prague) during the pre-match press. Ljubomir Fejsa (lack of match-fitness) is still out of contention. Danilo Pantic (hamstring) is out for the remainder of the season.
Partizan boss Aleksandar Stanojevic ahead of Mladost home:
-We know what we have to do against Mladost and we are awaiting this game with great desire to return to winning ways. We are ready to show our character and skill to return where we belong.
If the derby defeat is going to derail us, then we are not in the right frame of mind. Motivation here is not questionable. Our training sessions are 100%, not to mention games.
Why would we lose confidence? We are still top of the pile and play in European competition. Partizan is a great team with best goal-difference in the league.
Fans meant a lot to us lately, their positive reaction against Radnicki or Sparta, not to mention derby game. I`ll respect their reaction tomorrow, whatever it may be. Whatever they do, it will be a natural reaction, given the circumstances. Every applause means to us, we`ll try to win their trust once again.
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