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Humble Lion on the attack

Published:Tuesday | December 26, 2017 | 12:20 AMRobert Bailey
Humble Lion's Ricardo Dennis (right) comes out on top in his aerial duel with Boys' Town's Michael Campbell during a Red Stripe Premier League match at the Barbican Complex earlier this season. Humble Lion won the match 2-1.

Merron Gordon, coach of Red Stripe Premier League strugglers Humble Lion, said he will be looking to boost his team’s attacking force when the transfer window opens in January. 

Gordon, who took over at the Clarendon-based outfit from Lennworth Hyde last month, said their poor finishing in front of goal as been a major factor of his team’s struggles this season and is hoping to bring in players who can improve their goal-scoring threat.

“We are failing to score easy goals and so we just need to try and continue working and,hopefully, we can try and get in some players through the window (transfer) to help us do that,” said Gordon.  

“I am looking for the future and so any player that I am looking for will definitely need to be 26 (or younger), nothing older because I want to build for the future,” Gordon said. 

“I won’t call names because I still have to assess what I have here to know what we can keep and what we can afford to lose just to get in players,” he said.    

Humble Lion, a semi-finalist in last year’s competition, are currently ninth in the standings on 19 points. In fact, they are three points behind six-place Reno with a record, which currently stands at four wins, seven draws and six defeats from 17 matches this season. 

Gordon added that he does not believe is team is far off the top six, but underlined that they need to start winning games in order to move up the table.    

“We want to reach the top six and so anything below that will be a failure for me,” said Gordon. “I want to be in the top even though I took up the team on the brink of the drop out zone,” he said.

“I think we are steadying the ship, but we need to just get the ship sailing now," Gordon said.