Pailan Arrows, All India Football Federation's Developmental side will look to carry on the winning momentum when they take on Durand Cup champion Air India in the second round of the I-League at Kolkata's Salt Lake Stadium on Thursday (October 11).
Having outplayed Mumbai FC 3-2 in the opening round, the Arrows, in their second consecutive home match, would look to conquer the other Mumbai side.
Arrows have being be strengthened by the arrival of their Australian coach Arthur Papas. Papas, who inspired Arrows to a series of good performances early in the season, missed the first I-League match because of visa problems.
The team practiced on Wednesday under Papas' assistant Aaron Simon, who sounded confident about the boys putting up another good showing.
"Air India are a good side and I hope the boys would live up to the challenge and continue with the form of the last match," he said.
The only change Arrows are like to make is in the goalkeeping department, where Soram Poirei is likely to replace Ravi Kumar. The rest of the winning combination is likely to be retained under the captain Milan Singh.