Boyz hunt Honduras win

first_imgReggae Boyz captain Je-vaughn Watson says the new look Jamaica team set to take on Honduras today in an international friendly at BBVA Compass stadium in Texas, USA, at 8:30 p.m. Jamaica time, is on the right path and he expects an improved performance and a win. Watson, who was appointed captain when Theodore Whitmore started as interim coach back in September, told The Gleaner the players are united and enthusiastic and are all willing to ‘fight’ for a win. “It’s (team) on the right path, even though it’s a young team, the chemistry is good and when you have good chemistry you can do lots of good things. If guys are not gelling it’s not going to work. Everyone is born Jamaican, they are willing to fight to make sure we win,” he said from the team’s hotel during a telephone interview yesterday. “Every game, we try to win so we will try to win because the last game we lost and losing is a habit. So we have to try to win this game and step up the ranking,” Watson added. In the team’s last outing against USA, the Boyz spent most of the match defending. But Watson defended his troops’ performance and promised an improve display for tonight’s contest. “The last game, we put out a young team against a strong USA team, and the weather we played in, a lot of the guys weren’t use to it. But it was a good result and although we wanted to win, we came up short. But we are still rebuilding and we only lost 1-0, but we created a lot of chances and did not capitalise, so we are hoping when we go out tomorrow (today), we can capitalise and score some goals,” he commented. RIGHT PATHlast_img read more

Transfer rumours and paper review – Saturday, August 2

first_img1 Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Saturday’s newspapers…Barcelona are set to scupper Manchester United’s £30m attempt to sign Colombian midfielder Juan Cuadrado, 26, from Fiorentina. (Daily Express) Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 29, has not ruled out the possibility of returning to Manchester United. (Manchester Evening News) Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has been told that £32m Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala, 23, will be his last signing this summer. (Times)Barcelona and Brondby are considering making a move for Liverpool’s Danish centre-back Daniel Agger, 29, who is considering his future at Anfield following the arrival of £20m defender Dejan Lovren from Southampton. (Daily Mail) Arsenal may make a move to sign former Liverpool defender Alvaro Arbeloa, 31, from Real Madrid if Thomas Vermaelen, 28, leaves the Emirates Stadium. (AS)Manchester United are ready to sign Vermaelen for about £12m, despite the fact the centre-back is suffering from a minor hamstring injury he picked up with Belgium during the World Cup. (Guardian) Liverpool have suffered a setback in their pursuit of Paris St-Germain’s 29-year-old forward Ezequiel Lavezzi, with the Argentina international preferring a move to Juventus. (Daily Express) Newcastle boss Alan Pardew says he has given up his attempt to sign QPR’s 27-year-old striker Loic Remy. (Newcastle Chronicle) West Ham are lining up a move for Stoke City striker Peter Crouch, 33, as they look to bolster their attacking options after Samuel Eto’o priced himself out of a move to Upton Park. (Daily Star) Southampton’s Polish goalkeeper Artur Boruc, 34, has emerged as an unlikely transfer target for German champions Bayern Munich. (Telegraph) Liverpool are lending Manchester United a helping hand in their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund defender Mats Hummels, 25, with the Reds willing to let 21-year-old Portuguese defender Tiago Ilori move to the Bundesliga on loan to replace the German. (Daily Star) Everton and Norwich City are both keen to sign Ostersunds FK’s Gambian striker Modou Barrow, 21, according to his agent Willie McKay. (Sky Sports) Tottenham are in talks to sign Villarreal’s £21m-rated Argentine defender Mateo Musacchio, 23, who has previously been linked with Barcelona. (Daily Mirror) QPR are considering a loan move for Juventus’s 26-year-old midfielder Mauricio Isla. (Daily Mail) And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Exclusive – Mourinho must replace Lukaku, claims former Chelsea starExclusive – Cech set for Chelsea exit if Courtois is handed No.1 spot, claims BosnichVan on the move! Norwich City’s record signing set to leave on loanBlow for Arsenal and Newcastle? Lyon star distances himself from summer exitRonaldinho set for New York moveDutch star insists he has not spoken to QPR over Premier League moveFormer QPR midfielder set for Norwich moveTorino keen to keep midfielder in wake of interest from Man City, Man United and EvertonJuventus register interest in Aston Villa’s VlaarTottenham transfer report: Defensive star still on Barcelona’s radarWenger admits Man United target Vermaelen may leave Arsenal this summerWenger ‘open’ to more signings but insists Arsenal are NOT in for Porto starEverton raid Chelsea again! Young winger to follow Lukaku to Goodison Park Transfer rumours and paper review – Saturday, August 2 last_img read more