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Early shopping for Cavalier - Alex Marshall among strikers added to struggling team

Published:Friday | January 1, 2016 | 1:00 AMMarc Stamp
St George's College striker Alex Marshall (front) set to bolster Cavalier's attack.

St George's College schoolboy star Alex Marshall is among four strikers who are expected to add fire to Cavalier's attack for the remainder of the Red Stripe Premier League football season.

Marshall was the most outstanding player in the FLOW-ISSA 2015 Manning, Super Cup, and Walker Cup competitions for the North Street-based institution.

He was prolific in front of goal and dazzled with his dribbling skills and passes and led his school to the high-profile Super Cup trophy.

Marshall spent three weeks training with United Soccer League club Philadelphia Union in the United States of America and benefited tremendously.

The 17-year-old also played in two RSPL games for Cavalier last season.

"He has completed the paper work and is awaiting a medical and will not turn out against Boys' Town this Sunday," Rudolph Speid, Cavalier's technical director, told The Gleaner yesterday.

Speid also disclosed that Aldaine Grant, Suela McCalla, and Cleon Pryce had been transferred from Portmore to Cavalier.

"They (the three strikers) will turn out on Sunday. The players have moved from Portmore and doing well in training," he added.

A fifth striker is on Cavaliers' radar, but this transfer has not yet been finalised.

"Our build-up plays have been good but we missed a lot of chances because we pushed midfielders into strikers' roles.

"We have scored the least amount of goals in the league so far. Now, we have some genuine strikers," Speid said, beaming.

Cavalier are currently in 10th position on 18 points, just above relegation zone in the 12-team RSPL. The club has scored 11 times and conceded 18 goals in 18 games.