'If you are late, you will pay'
Harbour View's assistant coach Ricardo 'Bibi' Gardner says that the players who recently rejoined the team will be disciplined for staying away too long.
With just one win and three losses from their four games in the new Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) season, Gardner is not pleased about the absence of core players during pre-season.
"We didn't have a full squad of players as some were away during the summer. The core players are back, but they have to face discipline," Gardener disclosed during the RSPL weekly press conference at Red Stripe on Thursday.
"We have to start treating football in Jamaica like a job. If players are late, they have to face discipline," he insisted.
Among the players who were away in the summer are captain John-Ross Edwards, Nicholas Beckett, Mark Miller, Hugh Evans, and Evan Taylor.
Edwards played in the last game against Arnett Gardens on September 25 at the Anthony Spaulding Complex, where Harbour View went down 1-0. He was substituted in the second half of the game; however, the other senior players are yet to play.
"We have players with quality, but it is just to find the right balance moving forward," the former Jamaica and Bolton Wanderers captain added.
Harbour View will next play against Waterhouse in the RSPL tomorrow, starting at 7:00 p.m. at the Harbour View Stadium.
The 'Stars of the East' are on three points and in tenth position, while Waterhouse are yet to score a point and are anchored at the bottom in the 12-team league.