PREŠOV – Slovak hockey defender Erik Rajnoha headed from the iClinic Bratislava Capitals club to host HC GROTTO Prešov. His commitment is a reaction to the unsatisfactory results of the Prešov team, for which the head of the club publicly apologized.
“I am currently looking for suitable reinforcements and all players in the current staff will have to fight hard to earn a place in the team,” said the owner of the Prešov club Róbert Ľupták on Facebook.
After eight matches, the people of Prešov are in the last 12th place in the Tipos extra league table. They have six points on the account as well as the penultimate Dukla Trenčín. So far, they have won two matches, lost six and collected the most goals – 36. They have a series of three matches without points, which they will try to finish in Sunday’s match (17.00) with Slovan Bratislava.
“I apologize to all the fans, the city of Prešov and the partner of the club for the results of our team. Although we did not play badly in the home matches and we won twice, our overall results are not dignified and worthy of the city of Presov. The hockey summer was challenging and we were preparing the background for the extra league until the last moment. and especially the results will not improve in a short time, our team will undergo a big change.Although we are at the bottom of the extra-league table, I feel a huge support from the fans. ” remarked Ľupták.
The arrival of Rajnoh is the first change in the Prešov cadre since the beginning of the 2021/2022 season. This will be the second place in the highest Slovak competition for the 23-year-old defender. In the past two years, he worked in it in the Dukla Trenčín jersey, before the 2021/2022 season he headed to Bratislava. For the Capitals, he entered the IHL in only two matches in which he did not score.