‘If you are late, you will pay’

Gard­ner prom­ises to dis­ci­pline H’View late bugs

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORT - Marc Stamp

HAR­BOUR VIEW’S as­sis­tant coach Ricardo ‘Bibi’ Gard­ner says that the play­ers who re­cently re­joined the team will be dis­ci­plined for stay­ing away too long.

With just one win and three losses from their four games in the new Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) sea­son, Gard­ner is not pleased about the ab­sence of core play­ers dur­ing pre-sea­son.

“We didn’t have a full squad of play­ers as some were away dur­ing the sum­mer. The core play­ers are back, but they have to face dis­ci­pline,” Gar­dener dis­closed dur­ing the RSPL weekly press con­fer­ence at Red Stripe last Thurs­day.

“We have to start treat­ing foot­ball in Ja­maica like a job. If play­ers are late, they have to face dis­ci­pline,” he in­sisted.

Among the play­ers who were away in the sum­mer are cap­tain John-Ross Ed­wards, Ni­cholas Beck­ett, Mark Miller, Hugh Evans, and Evan Tay­lor.

Ed­wards played in the last game against Ar­nett Gar­dens on Septem­ber 25 at the Anthony Spauld­ing Com­plex, where Har­bour View went down 1-0. He was sub­sti­tuted in the sec­ond half of the game.

How­ever, the other se­nior play­ers are yet to play.

“We have play­ers with qual­ity, but it is just to find the right bal­ance mov­ing for­ward,” the for­mer Ja­maica and Bolton Wan­der­ers cap­tain added.

Har­bour View will next play against Water­house in the RSPL to­mor­row, start­ing at 7 p.m. at the Har­bour View Sta­dium.

The ‘Stars of the East’ are 10th on three points and in tenth po­si­tion, while Water­house are yet to score a point and are an­chored at the bot­tom in the 12-team league.


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