Sandals hunt players
Faced with the stark reality that they must start getting good results or be prepared to be relegated from the Premier League, Sandals South Coast is now hunting for talented footballers.
Aaron 'Wild Boy' Lawrence, coach of Sandals, said some prospective players travelled with the team from the UWI Bowl in St Andrew to Westmoreland yesterday.
"We have to see what players we can attract. We are talking to a few players who have experience in the league. We have players who travelled with us from Kingston on Sunday night. They are training with the team. We are certainly looking at experienced players. We will not reveal the players until we get the paper work sorted out. We are looking at strikers, midfielders, and defenders. We want about six players that can get us out of the hole," Lawrence said.
Sandals are rooted at the bottom of the 12-team standings with six points for 10 games. They have secured only one win, while the other three points have come by way of draws. However, their strikers appear to have been shot-shy, and the defence has been leaking as evidenced by the five goals that have been scored and the 18 conceded.
Sandals went down 0-2 to UWI two days ago, their sixth defeat of the season.
"I am not overly worried, but concerned as when you are not winning games you must be concerned. The team has improved in terms of how they are playing and creating chances, especially in the last game against UWI. We just need somebody to put the ball in the back of the net. We got about seven clear opportunities and failed to score," Lawrence, who is a former Reggae Boyz World Cup goalkeeper, told the Western Star.
"We just not finishing, and we are working on it. We just have to continue. We can't just give up. The aim is to get a quality striker that can come in and score goals for the team and help us out of the current situation. We are missing some easy chances," he added.