New signing Miguel Timm believes it’s time for Orlando Pirates to end their trophy drought after joining from Marumo Gallants in the previous transfer window.

“We want to be there for all of the cups that are on the table. We’re only a few games into this marathon. We recognise there has been some inconsistency, but this is not due to a lack of effort or implementation of what we are attempting “Timm explained to reporters.

If the Pirates are to compete for major titles, they must start converting chances. They’ve only scored four goals in their last seven league games.

“Everyone knows we’re creating a lot of chances but not converting them, so it’s up to us as players to keep pushing and try to fix that as soon as possible… the sooner the better. I believe we want to stay among the top teams in the first round. It’s a marathon, so keep running.”

When asked how he is adjusting to his new team, Timm believes he has done well and believes each game will get better.

“This is my fifth attempt. I did inform the technical team that I needed time to transition and learn about the new system and my new teammates. I believe I’ve put in enough effort to earn the minutes I’ve earned thus far.

“I’ve tried to get better with each game, and I’ve felt like I’ve done well… obviously, there’s still a lot of room for improvement, and I hope to keep working hard. It is a very difficult competition.”

Meanwhile, Nkosinathi Sibisi, another new signing who arrived in the recent transfer window, has spoken about the upcoming game against TS Galaxy and the spirit in the camp.

“The mood is positive. I would have thought that after the defeat to Maritzburg, the team’s morale would be low, but the spirits are high. We’re putting in a lot of effort “Sibisi stated this.

“TS Galaxy will not be an easy game; it will be a dogfight, so I believe we will be well prepared and will go there to fight.”

When asked about settling in at Pirates, he credited his teammates for assisting him in acclimating, citing his familiarity with many of them from his time with the national team.

“I haven’t altered my entire approach (style of play). They are Bafana Bafana players, and some of us are even from the same province.

“I believe the people around me have helped me,” Sibisi concluded.

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