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McNab: Do not blame Price

Published:Friday | February 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMRobert Bailey/Gleaner Writer

Former Boys' Town player Ali McNab says that head coach Andrew Price should not be blamed for the current woes of the south St Andrew Red Stripe Premier League Club.

Boys' Town are having a poor season. They are now at the bottom of the standings on 14 points and could be relegated long before the end of the season. The Collie Smith Drive-based club has recorded just two wins this season, drawing eight and losing 14.

McNab told The Gleaner that Price has done a lot for the club over the past two decades, but the lack of support and proper infrastructure have resulted in the Boys' Town's poor showing.

"Andrew Price has given his all to Boys' Town because in the last 20 years, it has been him alone," said McNab, after the club's 2-0 defeat to the UWI on Wednesday at the Barbican field.




"We need to give him the support. When you give him that support and he doesn't produce, then you can look at the situation again," he said.

"I am not going to be among those saying 'get rid of Andrew Price' and 'the coach is the problem'. You notice that we are doing a little better as we got in some quality players," McNab said.

He added that he had been working alongside club president Leon Mitchell in helping to fix some things at the club such as proper training for the team. McNab said that Boys' Town train for a hour and a half the most per day and will not be able to compete against teams like Waterhouse, who train twice a day and have the proper nutrition and infrastructure in place.

"Spectators are spectators, and they always want to call and blame somebody. When there is a need to do so, I will be the first to blame someone, but I am not going to blame Andrew Price or anyone else right now for what is happening with Boys' Town," McNab stated.

McNab, a former national player, was a member of the Boys' Town team that won three titles, including the National Premier League, in the 1983-84 season.