'A deeper hole' - Price sums up Boys' Town dilemma
Coach Andrew Price said struggling Boys' Town are in an even deeper hole this time around than the previous three seasons when they had to stave off relegation.
With 10 games remaining in the Premier League preliminary stage, the Red Brigade are rooted at the bottom of the standings of the 12-team league on 14 points.
Boys' Town are two points adrift next-to-last Sandals South Coast, but nine behind their real target, 10th-place Montego Bay United, who have two games in hand, one of which they will play today, at home, against Waterhouse.
"Yes, it is tougher. We are in a deeper hole, compared to previous years," Price told STAR Sports on Tuesday. "We have hope and will continue to fight until the end of the season," he added.
"We are a little bit disappointed with the outcome in the last game against Humble Lion on Sunday. We led for the most part and gave up a goal in the closing moments. It was a good game but we need to concentrate for 90 minutes," Price said
Price noted that former national player Jermain 'Tuffy' Anderson has brought a lot to the team since he moved there two weeks ago.
"Tuffy has brought a lot to the team. In each game that he played, he got better. He played for 90 minutes in the last game and provided the assist in the 1-1 draw against Humble Lion.
"Without a doubt, he has brought his leadership and is a big motivator. He is one of the guys who is letting the guys know that it can be done," Price said of the 38-year-old former Waterhouse hitman.
Boys' Town are scheduled to host Montego Bay United next Sunday at Barbican. Price admitted that it will be a must-win situation for his team.
"We have to start collecting three points. Come Sunday, it is a must-win game against Montego Bay United. It is important to start getting three points on a trot," he said.