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'Tuffy' aims to push new club into RSPL

Published:Saturday | February 4, 2017 | 2:00 AMMarc Stamp
Jermain 'Tuffy' Anderson

Popular local striker Jermain 'Tuffy' Anderson hopes to push his new club, Mount Pleasant, into the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) next season.

Anderson is on loan until the end of the season from RSPL team Waterhouse. He has been at Mount Pleasant in the Phoenix/St Ann Major League for the past three weeks.

Tuffy and strike partner Dean Andre Thomas have combined to move Mount Pleasant from fifth place to second in the league.

Thomas, who moved from Harbour View during the January window, has scored four goals in two games, while Anderson has been on target once for their new club.

Anderson has his sights set on helping Mount Pleasant gain promotion to the nation's elite league.

"My season started bad at Waterhouse. I went through a rough patch," he told The Gleaner yesterday.

He also said that a call from former national striker Paul 'Tegat' Davis, who is the coach at Mount Pleasant, led him (Anderson) to St Ann.

"Tegat called me and we reasoned about a move to the club, so I'm there. I am just trying to push the team to the premier league," he explained.

"I also spoke with coach (Glendon) 'Admiral' Bailey (of Waterhouse) and Mr (Bruce) Bicknell (chairman of Waterhouse) and I was sent on loan until the end of the season," he added.

"When I went there, the team was in fifth position. now we are in second," the 37-year-old noted.

Priory leads the Phoenix/St Ann Major League standings on 21 points, followed by Mount Pleasant and Lime Hall on 14 points each. However, Mount Pleasant enjoy a better goal difference.

Tomorrow, Mount Pleasant will square off against Lime Hall at Drax Hall.

Anderson, who has also represented Village United, Seba, and Wadadah locally and CD Aguila in El Salvador, scored twice in 12 appearances for the Jamaica senior team.