Held to a draw by Green Archers United last week, Global FC resumes its bid for a first win of the United Football League season against Pachanga Diliman Saturday night at Rizal Memorial Stadium.
The People's Club nailed its first point of the season with a 1-1 draw with Green Archers in a game where Mark Hartmann scored Global's first goal of the season.
Coach Leigh Manson hopes to see improvement from his side against Pachanga, which Global beat, 7-2, last season to clinch the title.
"It's not a great start, but it's not a disaster. We are doing extra work on our finishing in training," said Manson. "The players know what we demand from them, they have looked positive for the past few days."
Ray Jonsson and Renato Gonzales played for Global for the first time last week and Manson hopes that the veteran pair can finally get into rhythm.
"The only worry for Ray (Jonsson) is whether we can get him playing regularly for 90 minutes," said Manson. "Renato (Gonzales) is coming from a fitness issue, give him a few weeks then he'll show his capabilities."
Japanese defender Masaki Yanagawa has caught they eye of Manson because of his commanding presence in defense.
"We're happy with (Yana)," said Manson. "He has delivered what is expected from him."
Midfielder Raul Martinez might make the bench for Global as Daisuke Sato continues to recover from a leg injury that saw him miss the club's first few matches.
"We got a few senior players out (through injury) but wait and see when they get back on the pitch," added Manson.