Mt Pleasant seek boost from int’l players
Mount Pleasant Football Academy could add two overseas players to their roster for the upcoming Premier League season, providing the pair complete a successful trial period with the club in December.
General manager David Galloway said the players, a Guyanese goalkeeper and an overseas-based Jamaican midfielder, will complete their quarantine period before they start their trials with the team.
"There are two players here from overseas on trial. One is from Guyana and the other is a Jamaican who lives overseas. They are in quarantine now so we'll have to wait until they come off quarantine to see what is what," he said.
"The quarantine will be finished two weeks from now, that is the first week of December, and we will give them on until the end of December."
He says the club is expecting the two players to make the grade and help them to improve as a team.
More united team
"If they pass the test they will be added, and then all we want to do is build a better, stronger and more united team," he stated.
In 2017, the St Ann-based club contracted its first overseas player when they signed Honduran attacking player, Rogelio Juarez Robinson, and Galloway says the move to add these two overseas players is a part of their mandate to add more international quality to their ranks.
"Just like how we are doing the school, it is the same way we are doing the senior team. So we will be taking students and players from all over the world," he commented.
Meanwhile, Galloway added that the team continues preparation for the upcoming season, despite no word on when the league will start.
The federation last proposed a December 6 starting date but they are still to get approval from the Ministry of Health and Wellness.
"We just ask the coach to tone down the preparation but we will not stop preparing, because who knows? Suppose they come and say they are going to start it the Christmas week.
"You don't want to be caught with your pants down. So if they say tomorrow morning (they will start) we will be prepared for tomorrow morning," he said.