Tegat calls for ruthless MBU
As Montego Bay United prepare to host teams in Group Three of the 2016 Caribbean Club Championship at the Montego Bay Sports Complex, the club’s head coach Paul 'Tegat' Davis says he wants his strikers to be ruthless in front of goal irrespective of the opponent.
Davis, who has been putting the players through a rigorous training regimen since last week, told The Gleaner that if his players perform anywhere as impressively as they currently do in the Red Stripe Premier League, they should finish on top and advance to the next round.
“Playing these games at home offer us no distinct advantage because all the teams participating are professionals and will be coming to play hard football,” said Davis.
MBU will first tackle Cayman’s Scholars International on Wednesday before taking on Trinidad’s Central FC on March 13. Before that, Scholars meet Central on March 11.
MBU are in a rich vein of form, winning four of their last five matches in the domestic league with forward Owayne Gordon having the time of his life.
Gordon, who has 13 goals so far this season, struck back-to-back braces recently in league play and will be hard to contain. Speedy winger Alan Ottey along with the engine of the team’s midfield, Jermaine Woozencroft, captain Dwane Ambusley and goalkeeper Jacomeno Barrett will all play key roles for MBU..
But the hosts may have to make do without two key defenders in John Barrett and Cordel Simpson, both of whom are nursing injuries.
Davis, however, is cautiously optimistic on the defenders being ready in time for either of their two assignments.
“John and Cordel are two of our better defenders and we will need them to be fit and ready, but if that’s not possible we will have to win without them. I am very confident in the abilities of my players,” he said.