Following their 1-0 loss to URA, in their last outing of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League and that left them closer to the relegation zone than safety.
The six-time champions are back in action as they welcome troubled Paidha Black Angels at the Betway Mutesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku on Tuesday.
Express want to get back to winning ways in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League by grabbing maximum points against Paidha, which will be the first home win under coach George Ssimwogerere.
“It is a very crucial game because we need at least three points to put pressure on those ahead of us,” Express defender Charles Musoke said.
“The gap in front there isn’t too big but all this week we have been working on our finishing because we got very many opportunities against URA and didn’t convert them so we had to concentrate on scoring and I know we shall score and win the game,” he added.
Ssimwogerere’s side will be without their first choice goalkeeper Mathias Muwanga due to a dislocated toe, he is expected to be replaced by Tony Kyamera, the latter was in goal against URA.
Badru Nsubuga, Mubarak Nsubuga and Eric Kambale all recovered from injuries and are expected to feature in Tuesday’s encounter.
Paidha Black Angels will rely much on the services of striker Dickens Okwir who joined them in January on loan from Vipers until the end of the season.
When the two sides met in the first round, Express won 3-1 at the Greenlight Stadium in Arua. Tony Odur, Ibrahim Kayiwa and Mubarak Nsubuga scored for Express. Paidha’s only strike came through Andrew Kidega.
Express have managed only one win from their last five league games, they lost twice and drew twice in the due course.
Meanwhile, Paidha Black Angels have also managed one win and lost the other four in their last five league outings, the last one being the 4-2 loss to Police FC.
Express are 11th on the table with 29 points just three positions and nine points from relegation monster, they need a win from Tuesday’s game to ensure league safety.
The blacks of Zombo are having a season to forget, they have collected just 12 points the lowest in the league from 24 games.
They have won twice the lowest in the league, drawn six and lost 16 games, the highest in the league shared with fellow newcomers Nyamityobora.