Howell confident Waterhouse will stay up

first_imgTop Waterhouse striker Kenroy Howell is highly confident that his struggling club will get it together, starting tomorrow against Tivoli Gardens FC in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) at Waterhouse Stadium, starting at 6 p.m.The Drewsland club is rooted at the bottom in the RSPL on 21 points from 24 games and in danger of relegation. With nine sets of games remaining in the preliminary stage, Waterhouse are in desperate need of a good winning run in order to avoid the drop.Howell is fully aware of the club’s situation, but remains optimistic that the team will climb up the standings.”Well, every game is like a final for us. We are aware of the situation and the pledge is to stay up in the league and take it from there next season. We are not used to this, but we will stay up,” Howell, who is the club’s leading striker on eight goals, confidently told The Gleaner.”I would not say that we are too concerned. We are going through a bad patch, but we have the players that can win games,” the 23-year-old said.CONSISTENCY NEEDED”The team is playing good football, but the attackers need to be consistent in front of the goal, and put away the chances. I guess that the strikers and midfielders are not consistent. We need to score goals as the defenders are doing fine, especially in recent times,” he disclosed.Howell started the season following a knee surgery, but has since recovered well.”I did not start off the season fit, but have improved. I’m in better shape,” Howell added.”We are definitely confident that the team will stay up. The management staff and coaches are doing a good job, so it is up to the players to continue training hard in order to deliver on match day. We will win against Tivoli on Sunday (tomorrow),” he vowed.last_img read more

English Premier League Reviews

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