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Gayle taking W'house form in stride

Published:Monday | December 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer
Waterhouse FC’s Kenroy Howell (left) attempts a cross while Mount Pleasant FA’s Ricardo Campbell gets a leg out to attempt a block during their Red Stripe Premier League encounter at Drax Hall on Sunday, September 24.

Marcel 'Fuzzy' Gayle, head coach of Red Stripe Premier League leaders Waterhouse, said they still have a lot of work to do ahead of the start of the second half of the season, which begins on January 6.

Waterhouse lead the standings with 34 points, one ahead of defending champions Portmore United. Cavalier (31), Arnett Gardens (30), Mount Pleasant (27), and Tivoli Gardens (25) make up the top six.

The Drewsland-based club, who are unbeaten in their last 11 games, have been in sparkling form in the second round, which has seen them winning six out of seven games.

However, Gayle said they must remain focused on the task ahead because they still have a long way to go in the competition.

"I am not comfortable because I know that the present pack is close by, so we have to stay focused and take it one game at a time and continue to get it right," Gayle said.

"We still have some games to play in this round, and to qualify for the play-offs, so we are focusing on qualifying for the top six," he said.

"You don't want to be complacent at this time because other teams are still figuring out what they want, and they are fighting for [a good] position in the table. So, we just have to continue playing good football and being consistent," Gayle said.




Gayle has attributed his team's success so far this season to the excellent work of its management staff.

"We never started out wonderfully, but now we are finding our way, so credit must go to the guys and the management staff of the team," Gayle said, while adding that he is eyeing a few signings in the January transfer window.

"We are still looking at how we can improve the squad, so we are keeping our options open," he said.

"We have seen one or two lads, so hopefully, we can tie them down, and if not, we just have to roll with the train that we have," Gayle pointed out.