Mikhail Kerzhakov

© Vyacheslav Evdokimov”Zenit”

MOSCOW, March 5. /TASS/. The new players, “Orenburg”, in the first game for the team against the Tula Arsenal proved their skills, the club will try to keep the leased goalkeeper Mikhail Kerzhakov and midfielder Maxim Grigoryev. This was reported TASS the President of the club Orenburg Vasily Stolypin.

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The “Orenburg” in the winter transfer window, in addition to Kerzhakov and Grigoriev, joined the defenders of the Maxim Borodachev and Mikhail Sivakov midfielder Denis Popovic and forwards Michal ďuriš and Elguja Lobzhanidze. On Saturday in the match of the 18th round of the championship of Russia with “Arsenal” (2:0) from the first minute, came Kerzhakov, Sivakov, Grigoriev and ďuriš, to replacement of Popovich and Lobzhanidze.

“Not all did, but at the moment the most important thing – the result . Visible progress in the attack, for the first time won with a difference in three balls, you just have to take your chances. Newcomers have shown that they are qualified enough. We are on the right track”, – shared his impressions of the meeting of Stolypin.

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The interlocutor of the TASS explained why the club increased from a few players. “The fact that the summer time is not enough, although the transfer market has been wider. Transfer policy in the summer, so to speak, just wasn’t very good. During the winter we have carried out the required work and, I think, increased normally took one or two players in each line, the players of their teams; the first game showed that the gain is enough,” he said.

The President of “Orenburg” announced that the contracts of Kerzhakov and Grigorieva, which was leased until the end of the season “Zenith” and “Rostov” accordingly, there is no option to purchase. “We do not look far, but I was originally told that we went into the Premier League for a long time, so we’ll see. Options no, but we will try (to save them – approx. TASS). Normal guys, the team with their arrival staggered not” – he said.

“Orenburg”, who are competing in the Premier League last season, after 18 rounds with 15 points occupies the 13th place in the standings.