Bagan Gear Up to Take on Arch Rivals EB
Still smarting from their shock defeat against Aizawl FC, defending champions Mohun Bagan will look to bring their campaign back on track when they face arch-rivals East Bengal in the I-League derby at the Kanchenjunga Stadium here on Saturday. Placed at the top, Mohun Bagan (25) are three points clear of second placed Bengaluru FC while East Bengal have 20 points. Having played 11 matches, the green-andmaroon suffered their first defeat of the season when they lost to debutants Aizawl FC in Mizoram. Norde is back but did not practice on Friday and is a doubtful starter for the much-anticipated return leg derby. "I don't know about his fitness. I will speak to him later in the evening and will decide on the combination," coach Sanjoy Sen said.