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My players are stressed - Clarke

Published:Tuesday | June 20, 2017 | 6:14 AM

 

Arnett Gardens Under-20 coach, Orlando Clarke has said he is concerned about the mentality of his players, as he believes that the delayed Alliance MoneyGram/McKay Security football final versus Tivoli Gardens Under-20, is putting a strain on his youngsters. The championship game was originally set for last Saturday, but because of heavy rainfall, was postponed until tomorrow. Clarke says he will have to wait to see how the delay will affect his players going into the rescheduled final.

"I'll have to see the turnout in training, because we weren't expecting to train this week. The under 20 is played during the exams period so I have a couple of players who are stressed out," Clarke said.

Clarke says he will have to re-evaluate his squad ahead of Wednesday's final before selecting the team.

"Today at training, I'm going to see who we have, and if there will be any changes," Clarke told The Gleaner.

The Junglists will be hunting their fifth under 20 title when they come up against Christopher Burnett's Tivoli side. They made the final with a convincing 3-0 victory over Seaview Gardens in the semi final. Tivoli Gardens booked their spot with a thrilling penalty shoot-out victory over Waterhouse.

Tomorrow's final kicks off at 6pm at the Drewsland Stadium in Waterhouse.

- Lanze White