Speid confident of Cavalier additions

June 09, 2017
Speid

Cavalier technical director Rudolph Speid is hoping that the addition of two players for the Premier League play-offs will bring success.

The Kingston and St Andrew Football Association Super League champions added

former Jamaica Under-23 representative Norman Manley and Under-17 midfield star Kaheem Parris to the roster.

"They never played in the Super League, but they will be starting in the team. Both players are good enough," Speid told STAR Sports yesterday.

Cavalier will be without team captain Ryan Miller, who quit the team on the eve of the play-offs over what he said was a pay dispute.

Speid has however refuted Miller's claims.

"It is no pay dispute. He (Miller) missed training on the first, eighth, 20th and 23rd of May. He was fined for missing training on those days," Speid explained.

 

STILL CONFIDENT

 

With Miller out, the technical director is confident that Bailey and Parris will push the team to next season's Red Stripe Premier League.

Bailey is a former Waterhouse and Meadhaven player. He represented Cavalier during the 2014-15 season, when the club was relegated, but did not play last season.

"He (Bailey) is very skillful and monitors the game well, probably. He is among the best player in local football in the defensive midfield position," Speid reasoned.

The 17-year-old Parris was promoted from Cavalier youth programme to the senior team for the play-offs. He represented Dinthill in the daCosta Cup competition last year.

"He is among the best 17-year-olds in the Caribbean; very explosive and was the top scorer for Jamaica during the Under-17 World Cup qualifiers earlier this year," Speid said of the player.

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