Football Tribe Thailand
Trat FC impressed with their attacking might last season, but have struggled with ‘second season syndrome’ thus far and find themselves at the bottom of the Thai League after four games. If they are to survive relegation this season, these are some of the players who could pull them over the line.
Wonderkid – Aung Kaung Mann
Five goals from Aung Kaung Mann fired Myanmar U23 to the SEA Game’s Bronze Medal – getting on the scoresheet in both knockout games. Signed on-loan from Ayeyawady United, the young striker has featured in all of Trat FC’s game so far, twice coming off the bench. He may not possess Sithu Aung’s trickery or Aung Thu’s finesse but Kaung Mann is a more robust attacker who thrives by getting on the end of crosses.
Key Signing – Kang Soo Il
The pacey forward was brought in with the hope of form a new attacking trident with Ricardo Santos and Fola Durosinmi – replacing the departed Bireme Diouf and, Thai league 2019 topscorer, Lonsana Doumbouya. Kang Soo Il scored Trat FC’s only goal after four matches and White Elephant will be expecting more to come soon. This is a player who can get the fans on their feet but questions remain regarding his end product.
Team Leader – Adefolarin Durosinmi
In 2019, Trat FC finished 10th while having the 6th best Goals For return thanks to the attacking trio of Durosinmi, Bireme Diouf and Lonsana Doumbouya who won the top scorer award. Unluckily, Durosinmi is the only one left and has to shoulder much responsibility. This is represented when head coach Payong Khunnan awarded him the captaincy against BG Pathum United.