One veteran for another?

October 25, 2017
Richard McCallum
Edsel Scott

WATERHOUSE, already next to last in the Premier League, could be faced with a goalkeeper crisis with the impending departure of veteran first-call custodian, Richard 'Spoon' McCallum, who is set to depart for the United States next week.

McCallum, 33, confirmed that he is scheduled to leave after Waterhouse's game against Cavalier next Monday night at Drewsland.

"I will be leaving after the next game because of a family emergency. I will be away for four months," McCallum told STAR Sports yesterday morning, refusing to give further details.

McCallum recently came out of a two-year retirement and was between the sticks in Waterhouse's game against reigning champions Arnett Gardens on October 8. He was also in goal for the club's last two games against Portmore United and Harbour View.

The veteran keeper was forced to juggle his responsibility as the club's general secretary and goalie after injury floored Diego Haughton, who started in the first two games against the University of the West Indies and Reno.


Likely replacement


STAR Sports has been reliably informed that another veteran, former Tivoli goalie, Edsel 'Robbie' Scott, has been training at Drewsland and could be a likely replacement.

Scott, 40, who has worked with coach Glendon 'Admiral' Bailey at Tivoli Gardens and was first call-up last year, has not been in the west Kingston team's this season.

Former St Jago and national youth goalkeeper Akeem Chambers has been on the bench at Waterhouse but is yet to play this season.

Scott has been playing in the Premier League since 1991 when he made his debut for Hazard United of Clarendon, now Portmore United.

He served in goal for Tivoli Gardens for many years and was a member of the club's championship teams in 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2011.

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