Short road back … Boys’ Town, Sandals plot swift Prem return

first_imgRelegated teams Sandals South Coast and Boys’ Town are planning a quick return to the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) competition next season. Both teams were demoted from the RSPL last season after finishing 11th and 12th , respectively. Andrew Price, coach of Boys’ Town, said despite losing several top players, he is confident that they will return to playing top- flight football next season. “The plan is to see how quickly we can come back to the Premier League,” said Price. “We feel that we should be able to navigate the Super League competition and put ourselves into the play-offs and give ourselves a shot at qualifying for the Premier League,” Price said. “We started our preparations last week because normally, the Super League starts the first week in November, and so we decided to start our preparations early,” Price said. Among the keys players to have left the club is midfielder Jamiel Hardware, who is now on loan at Arnett Gardens. However, they have retained the services of veteran players Michael Campbell, Wayne Ellis and Xavian Virgo. “We have a couple of other players that have moved to other Premier League teams, but we continue our development because we have a lot of players that play Under-20 and Under-17 that we will be giving some exposure,” Price said. Meanwhile, Aaron Lawrence, head coach of Sandals South Coast, said they know what is required to get to the Premier League, and his team is very focused ahead of the Western Confederation Super League, which starts next month. “The plan for us is to get back in the Premier League re-energised and refocused because we know what it takes to get there,” said Lawrence. “We have been to the Super League final twice and we have been to the semi-finals, a so we know what it is required to get there,” he said. “We started our training last week, and we are looking forward to the start of the season.” Sandals South Coast will be without the services of playmaker Leonardo Rankine, who has left the club for Premier League outfit Cavalier. robert.bailey@gleanerjm.comlast_img

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