He's not for sale! - Price warns that Nicholson is not available to any local club
Technical director of Boys' Town FC Andrew Price is highly confident that prolific goalscorer Shamar Nicholson will not leave the club for any local outfit.
The 20-year-old Nicholson is creating waves in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL), scoring a competition-leading nine goals in 17 games so far. This despite the Collie Smith Drive-based team's lowly position at the foot of the 12-team table.
With the transfer window now open, there is growing fear among Boys' Town supporters that the hitman will be tempted to move to stronger local team, but the administrator was bullish in his dismissal of that possibility.
Price insists that Nicholson will only leave Boys' Town for an overseas club.
"We won't lose him to any local club. Only overseas. I am the player's coach and we have charted a way forward for him," Price told The Gleaner yesterday.
Price also disclosed that Nicholson's agent, Kevon Cowan, is in agreement with the plan to get the player overseas.
Nicholson made his debut for Boys' Town's senior team three years ago and has improved every season. Last year, he was voted the top junior player. He also represented Jamaica at the Under-17 and Under-20 levels.
"I am not surprised by the player's development. He has been progressing well. He has good height and good feet," the veteran coach added.
STRUGGLING TO WIN
Although Nicholson has been scoring consistently, Boys' Town are struggling to win games in the nation's top-flight competition. However, Price said that the team would improve this year.
"We have some notable schoolboys coming in the team such as Chavanney Willis, who is returning, and Orlando Brown. Both players represented Manning Cup champions Jamaica College. We are awaiting international clearance for Jamiel Hardware, who is training with the club following a stint at St Louis FC in the USL," Price informed.
"We are confident that the club will climb out of relegation. We had a talk with the players and they are committed to the club. The club has been in this situation in the past, and we know what it takes to turn the tide around as there are 16 more games remaining in the preliminary stage," the Boys' Town boss concluded.
Boys' Town are currently on 12 points, three below Waterhouse in the relegation zone.