Herculean task

January 09, 2016

NEWLY-appointed Waterhouse FC senior team assistant coach Shavar Thomas is well aware that it will take great effort for the club to maintain their position in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL).

Waterhouse are currently at the bottom of the 12-team standings on 15 points after 19 of 33 preliminary stage games. With only three wins, so far, Waterhouse need to start getting more positive results in order to prevent the drop.

Thomas, who took the job as assistant to head coach Paul Young, said the objective is to stay up.

"However it will be a Herculean task at this stage," Thomas told STAR Sports in an interview at the RSPL weekly press conference at Red Stripe.

"We're looking to shop in the January transfer window to bolster the team. We are looking at defensive and attacking positions," the former Jamaica national youth and senior team captain disclosed.

on defence

"The players are putting in major work, so it's just for us to turn the corner. In the last game against Arnett, we worked on defence, but lapse in concentration led to two goals against us," he added.

Thomas praised the fans who are fully behind the team despite the situation.

"We have loyal fans and they also attend training sessions as well as matches. We need to reward them with positive results. We need to start winning consistently," Thomas said.

"Our motto is 'Waterhouse, unity is strength', so we are depending on all players to lift us out of the current situation," the former Excelsior Manning Cup star, noted.

Kevin Lamey has been relieved of the assistant coach position and will now focus on playing again for the club.

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