A teen-aged youth player was spotted training with the Selangor first team on Wednesday, wearing training jersey number 17.
Just weeks into the Red Giants' pre-season preparations, head coach B. Satiananthan is already facing a headache with regard to his charges' availability.
Weeks earlier, he spoke glowingly of his players' eagerness to start work on their fitness. But when Goal visited their practice session on Wednesday night, several of their key players were notably absent.
According to the experienced trainer, Halim Saari, Syazwan Zainon and Brendan Gan have been rested from training due to minor injuries.