Ryon Jones, Staff Reporter
After being shown the door by Arnett Gardens, national midfielder Rohan Reid is on the verge of a new home, as he is being courted by second end-of-round finalists, Cavalier.
The versatile 29-year-old player participated in his first training session with Cavalier on Saturday and is poised to be one of two big signings at the club in the January transfer window, which closes on Thursday.
"We got permission from Arnett Gardens for him to train with us and he trained with us on Saturday morning," Cavalier Soccer Club's chairman, Rudolph Speid, revealed.
"But the official transfer has not yet come through, although it has been signed by the player, it has not yet by signed by Arnett, but it should be a matter of formality."
Speid is optimistic that Reid could be available as early as tonight for their end-of-round final matchup against Harbour View at Drewsland Mini Stadium at 9.
"We hope to get Rohan's transfer over the weekend, which someone is working on for me right now," Speid disclosed. "So we would just put in his papers on Monday (today) and he doesn't need any medical, so it shouldn't be a big thing for us to get an ID for him."
Cavalier are also poised to signing 21-year-old centre forward Richard Whyte, who was released by second-tier English team, Millwall, last year.
"We haven't gotten his (Whyte) international clearance as yet; we applied for it, so that is what we are waiting on," Speid said.
"We have made some quality signings, but those two (Reid and Whyte) are probably our biggest signings. Our objective in the third round is to do better than we did in the second round in terms of points."
Cavalier, which returned to the Premier League this season after an 18-year absence, topped the second round with 21points.
They are also looking to release close to 10 players, including Mitchily Waul, who is in line for a move to the United States second division.