Heartland FC interim coach, Ezekiel Onyegbule, feels more experience is needed in the Heartland team if they are to avoid relegation.
Speaking to journalists, the coach who was recently placed in charge of the team, stated that more work is needed to fix Heartland and with the work in progress, some time would also be of the essence.
“A lot of work is to be done in the team. Heartland will get into rhythm and with time adapt to what I want,” he said.
Onyegbule expects that alongside working on improving the team tactically, experienced players need to be brought in to help the struggling team.
“A whole lot of things need to be done in the team and hopefully in the mid-season, lots of experienced players will be brought into the team.
“All departments of the team must be reinforced,” he added.
Coach Ezekiel Onyegbule replaced his former boss, Ramson Madu, after a poor run of form saw the Naze Millionaires struggle to get off the relegation zone with the team struggling to score goals.
Heartland are one of the two promoted teams in the relegation zone, with Kwara United being the other. Both teams have sacked the coaches that guided them to promotion and incidentally, at the same period.
Heartland will host Abia Warriors in an eastern derby this Sunday at the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri.