Ottey relishing reunion with Duckie
Former national and Montego Bay United (MBU) striker Allan Ottey said that he already feels the welcome at new club Waterhouse FC.
Ottey spent six years in the National Premier League with Montego Bay United, winning the title in 2014, then again in 2016. He parted ways with the Tucker- based team at the end of last season and since signed for JFF Western Confederations/Charley's JB Rum Super League club Faulkland FC.
"The feeling is very good. The players, coaching staff and management have made me feel at home, so I'm quite happy and I'm just looking forward to the rest of the season," Ottey said.
His return to the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) was confirmed by Waterhouse president Donovan White yesterday.
Donovan Duckie, head coach of Waterhouse, has high hopes for Ottey, having worked with the 25-year-old at MBU in 2014 when they won the RSPL title. He said that he is happy to have the player at Drewsland and he believes that he can bring much needed experience to the squad.
"We were in a situation where we needed strikers, one with experience, but youthful and understands my philosophy as a coach," Duckie said. "When I contacted Allan, he told me that he would think about it. He has made the move now and we are just happy to have him at Waterhouse."
PLAY A BIG PART
Duckie, whom Ottey described as a good coach and motivator, said the player can play a big part in the team's rebuilding, if he can settle.
"We have developed a relationship from the national under-20s to Montego Bay United," Duckie shared. "I know his capabilities and ambitions. I have high hopes for him to come in, adapt, and fit into our system here."
Ottey scored three goals and made three assists in as many games for Faulkland prior to his departure. Waterhouse will be hoping he can carry his good form straight into the RSPL as soon as he makes his debut. Their next fixture will be against UWI FC at the Drewsland Stadium on Monday night.