No local move for BT's Nicholson

January 03, 2017
File Boys' Town's coach Andrew Price (left) and his ace forward Shamar Nicholson.

Technical director of Boys' Town FC Andrew Price is confident that prolific goalscorer Shamar Nicholson will not leave the struggling club for any local outfit.

The 20-year-old Nicholson is creating waves in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL), scoring a competition-leading nine goals in 17 games.

"We won't lose him to any local club. Only overseas. I am the player's coach and we have charted a way forward for him," Price told STAR Sports yesterday.

Price also disclosed that Nicholson's agent, Kevon Cowan, is in agreement with the plan to get the player overseas.

Nicholson made his debut for Boys' Town's senior team three years ago, and last year, he was voted the top junior player. He also represented Jamaica at the Under-17 and Under-20 levels.

"I am not surprised by the player's development. He has been progressing well. He has good height and good feet," the veteran coach added.

Although Nicholson has been scoring consistently, Boys' Town are struggling to win games in the nation's top-flight competition. However, Price says better will come in 2017.

"We have some notable schoolboys coming into the team such as Chavanney Willis and Orlando Brown. Both players represented Manning Cup champions Jamaica College. We are awaiting an international clearance for Jamiel Hardware, who is training with the club following a stint at St Louis FC in the US," Price revealed.

"We are confident that the club will climb out of relegation. We had a talk with the players and they are committed to the club. We know what it takes to turn the tide around as there are 16 more games remaining in the preliminary stage," the Boys' Town boss concluded.

Boys' Town are currently on 12 points, three below Waterhouse in the relegation zone.

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