Aiming high ... Mount Pleasant hold title ambitions ahead of RSPL debut
David Galloway, manager of Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) newcomers Mount Pleasant Football Academy, says that his team is looking to challenge for the title in their first season in top-flight football.
Mount Pleasant and Dunbeholden gained qualification to the upcoming RSPL season, where they will join champions Portmore United, Waterhouse, Arnett Gardens, Tivoli Gardens, Harbour View, Humble Lion, Cavalier SC, Reno, UWI, and Montego Bay United.
The St Ann-based team has officially bolstered their squad with national central defender Ladale Richie and Roger Rodney, coming from Montego Bay United, as well as Cardel Benbow and Kemar 'Bushy' Beckford from last season's beaten finalist Waterhouse, and it is this firepower and incoming additions that see Galloway and the club approaching the new season with heightened confidence.
"The sky is the limit. We are looking to get other players in, and we intend to put in the hard work to make things possible," Galloway told STAR Sports yesterday.
"For a new team, pressure will always be there, but we expect the unexpected. Our first goal is to stay in the competition, but we want to finish in the top six and then the final. Anything is possible," he shared.
"We are still in the process of trying to acquire more players but nothing concrete as yet," added Galloway in reference to additional signings ahead of the start of the league.
Galloway also noted that owner Peter Gould is fully behind the team and continues to provide financial backing.
"We told the owner that to stay in the league, we have to do certain things, and he is all for it. We want to play some good football," Galloway also said. "The vibes among the supporters is great. They are always around at training sessions, supporting the team," he concluded.