Sandals seek RSPL turnaround

November 10, 2017
Maalique Foster (centre) of Portmore United goes past Lenard Rankine (right) of Sandals South Coast during a recent Red Stripe Premier League match at Frome Sports Complex.

Newcomers Sandals South Coast are in a hurry to turn around their miserable form in the Red Stripe Premier League and are already scouting for experienced players to bolster the squad ahead of the next transfer window, which opens in January.

Sandals, which joined the nation's top-flight league for the first time this season, at this point have the worst record in the 12-team league.

The Westmoreland team is currently in last position on three points from eight games and are still looking for their first win after three drawn encounters and five losses. Sandals have scored only four goals, while conceded a league high 16 goals.

Coach of Sandals South Coast, Aaron 'Wild Boy' Lawrence, although not overly worried said that changes are imminent.

"There is no need to be worried, probably, you are a little bit thinking about what is happening. I think the team can turn the corner. I think we can come out of the situation that we are in," Lawrence told STAR Sports yesterday.

"It is just for the boys to concentrate and focus, and limit the mistakes that we make during the games. We have been working on what we need to do for the next game," he pointed out.

"Yes, we have to improve the team in the next transfer window. If we don't improve the team, we will continue to struggle. We need experienced players, who have played in the Premier League before, players, who are to help the team to get out of the hole," Lawrence added.


Good salaries


"We don't want to get some players just to give them good salaries. We want players to fight for the team, to help us move forward. We have a few players that we are targeting to come in from other clubs in the league. But, I'm not going to say who are those players that we are talking to, at this time.

The players are showing their desire that they want to ride West in order to help us," the former Reggae Boyz World Cup goalkeeper said.

Lawrence is also looking forward to the clash against Boys' Town, who are in the second to last position, three points ahead of his team. Sandals hosts Boys' Town on Sunday, at Frome Complex in Westmoreland, starting at 3 p.m.

"I think that if we can't turn it around against Boys' Town, we will be having a big problem. I think this is the right game, it could not come any faster. We can begin to turn the corner with this game," Lawrence noted.

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