Six new faces for Dun­be­holden

The Star (Jamaica) - - SPORTS THE WEEKEND STAR - AKINO MING Staff Re­porter

Michael Co­hen, coach of Dun­be­holden FC, is hop­ing the six sea­soned Premier League play­ers he is on the verge of sign­ing will lift his team out of the rel­e­ga­tion zone.

Co­hen told STAR Sports that the play­ers have al­ready started train­ing with his squad and he is hop­ing they can sign on the dot­ted line as soon as the trans­fer win­dow opens up in two weeks.

“We are in dis­cus­sions with some play­ers and are ne­go­ti­at­ing their salaries. I am hop­ing by Mon­day, I could get all their com­mit­ments,” Co­hen said.

The newly pro­moted Dun­be­holden have been rooted to the bot­tom of the ta­ble on nine points and seem set to con­tinue the trend where one of the two pro­moted teams to the na­tion’s top flight be­ing rel­e­gated after just one sea­son.

The team has strug­gled in front of goal, scor­ing only 12 times out of the 14 games they have played. But Co­hen is hop­ing the six at­tack­ing play­ers they are adding to the team will change that.

“One of the things we have strug­gled with all sea­son is con­vert­ing our chances and I think we will re­solve this when these new play­ers come in,” he said.

Re­cently, the St Cather­ine-based team has switched home venues from the Span­ish Town Prison Oval to the Royal Lakes Com­plex and Co­hen be­lieves this will as­sist his side to turn around their woe­ful sea­son, as they will be play­ing closer to home.

“Royal Lakes is right next to our com­mu­nity so our fans can eas­ily come to the games now,” he said.

They are sched­uled to play Water­house at the Drewsland Sta­dium on Sun­day.

FILE

Hum­ble Lion player Cory Hyl­ton (left) drib­bles away from Dun­be­holden’s Graeme Green dur­ing their Red Stripe Premier League game at the Ef­fortville Com­mu­nity Cen­ter on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 21, 2018.

Co­hen

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