Peddie in to bolster Boys' Town attack

August 15, 2017
Daemion Benjamin (left) Boys Town pressure Phillip Peddie (right) Maverly Hughenden for the ball during a National Premier League football match at the Barbican field. Boys Town won the match 1-0.

Boys' Town coach Andrew Price said the addition of Phillip Peddie to the squad for the upcoming Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) season should increase their attacking prowess and put them in a better position to challenge for a place in the top half of the table.

Peddie led relegated Maverley/ Hughenden last season with an impressive eight goals in his debut campaign.

He finished joint sixth on the goalscorer's chart, and Price believes his new recruit will increase their options in attack.

"I believe his performance last year for Maverley was excellent. Even though they were relegated he came up with a lot of goals during their relegation fight and I believe a player like that can assist to our attacking unit," he said.

"We have a cadre of attackers and I believe he (Peddie) will play a part in our attacking line up. The more options we have the better it is," Price said, adding that Peddie is the type of player who adjusts quickly.

Peddie has been known to have serious disciplinary issues in the past but Price said in all his dealings with the player he has never found him to be that way.

 

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"I have never had disciplinary issues with him for the national beach soccer team. We have a cordial and good working relationship and I believe that is why he expressed an interest to come and play for the club," he said.

Price hopes Peddie's presence will help the club to challenge further up the table this season, as their last four seasons have been a struggled to avoid relegation.

"We don't want to be on that side of the table this season. We definitely want to have a very good shot this season," he said, adding that there should be more signings before the transfer window closes.

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