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We have a lot of work to do – Reno's Drummond


Despite avoiding defeat in their last six games, which all ended in draws, Godfrey Drummond, head coach of Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) outfit FC Reno, said there is a lot of work to be done in the two weeks of break from competition. His aim is to get his players, and the new signings he is eyeing in the January transfer window, on the same wavelength if they are to start the year on a positive note.

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The Westmoreland based club-who closed out 2018 on an 11 game winless run, currently sits at 10th in the 12-team table on 17 points. Fellow western team Montego Bay United (16) and Dunbeholden (13) are 11th and 12th, respectively

“We have a number of players that we are looking at,” Drummond said. “The reality is that it’s a competitive window. We have a few players who have been in training with us for a couple of days. However, as it relates to top-quality players, we are currently in negotiations, but we don’t want to share too much information until those deals are done

DRASTIC DECISIONS “We are also parting company with some persons. We have to make drastic decisions as to who we go forward with and part ways with who don’t show the requisite attitude, discipline and the desire,” he added

Drummond outlined that after eight losses and only three wins so far from 19 games, they have a lot to do when the transfer window opens in a few days as they have been conceding “a few soft goals”, as he describes it, preventing them from winning games

“It’s a work in progress,” he said. “We have a couple of weeks to get ready and to work on the attacking end because we are doing fine defensively, but just not scoring enough goals

“We are going to have to try. It’s going to be tough, but we’re going to have to try. We haven’t lost in six, but we haven’t won in six either. We know this can play on the confidence of the players and we want confident players, to go out there and do the job for you

“One of the things that has been haunting us is that we have been giving up soft goals. We saw that again in our most recent match, where we gave up another soft goal in the last minute of the game, which led to the Humble Lion team walking away with a point (in a 2-2 draw).”

The RSPL will resume on January 6, with Reno travelling to Tivoli Gardens