Patrick hails Miller's defensive contribution

October 26, 2017

The performance of St Catherine High's central defender Maleke Miller in this season's ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup has been nothing short of impressive.

The 18-year-old has been the linchpin of the Anthony Patrick-coached defensive unit and on Tuesday against St George's College, the lanky defender was again indispensable as he led his teammates to another clean sheet in their 0-0 draw. Coach Patrick, who couldn't find enough words to describe his star player, says Miller is definitely one of the better defenders in the competition this season.

"He has been wonderful and praise can't be too much for him," Patrick told STAR Sports. "Without a doubt (he is one of the better defenders in the competition), everybody can see. He has led the team from the INSPORTS League and he carried that (form) over into the Manning Cup," he said.

The Rivoli United player Miller, who is in his last season of schoolboy football, also believes St Catherine is a better team when he plays.




"My contribution (this season) has been great. Going around Spanish Town, individuals tell me that if I am not playing, the team won't do well. But I tell them it's a team effort, although I know that with me in this team is a better team," he said.

St Catherine still have a chance of making the last four and the sixth-former says they will be coming to give their all on Saturday with the hope of getting a positive result.

"Our attacking players didn't turn up and that cost the team. We have to just hit the training pitch, work hard and come out and Saturday and get the three points. We have to come and work hard and try to get the three points," he said.


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