Foster can do more - Thomas
Portmore United's coach Shavar Thomas says that in-form striker Malique Foster is one of those players who can really decide a game and that he should be finding the net more regularly than he currently is.
Thomas pointed to Foster's keen positional sense in attack plus his ability to create chances and score.
Foster has hit a 'purple patch' of late, banging in the goals with some regularity. He scored multiple goals at the recent Caribbean MLS combine, and on his return, he scored for Portmore in the Red Stripe Premier League. While on international duty, Foster scored twice in two games, first in a warm-up match against Romanian club, CS Gaz Metan Medias, and then on debut against South Korea, with both goals earning the Reggae Boyz draws.
"Malique is a quality player. The first time anyone sees him play, they would know that football isn't his problem. As long as he concentrates and work hard, he is going to be a marvelous player because he has all the qualities," Thomas told STAR Sports recently.
"On the international scene, he is now giving us the output because he has been given the chance, and he has taken it. He has a bright future ahead of him," he added.
Although the former Jamaica College star has always shown promise, Thomas says that he hasn't always been consistent until now.
"He has been in the league for some time, but consistency plays a part, and now, he has been really consistent with his play and he is reaping the rewards.
"But Malique should score way more goals than he has because he puts himself in good positions to score, and he can create goals for himself and others. He can decide a game, he's that good. He is putting in the work, and it's just for him to keep that up and be very consistent with it," Thomas said.
He added that the 21-year-old's current form is a real boost going into their Caribbean Club Championship first-round Group B qualifiers in Dominica Republic from February 7-11.
"If he is on that form, coupled with the rest of the team, I don't think we should have any trouble."