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2023-03-07 18:40 

Phillips targets Jamaica Premier League title at Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant midfielder Demario Phillips has one personal ambition this season, and that is to put his hands on the Jamaica Premier League (JPL) trophy.

On their journey last season, the 24-year-old was one of the main cogs in the Dunbeholden wheel when they went one step away from lifting the coveted title.

Although he is still to find his feet for his new club, Mount Pleasant, the playmaker has been working extremely hard to get back to his best.

"I want to win the title," Phillips declared. "As a player, I would like to win the title, and I see what I can get from there.

"I am always working hard, so it doesn't matter where I am. It doesn't matter the club I am with. I am always putting in the work in the field. I have no regrets (leaving Dunbeholden). It (form) is work in progress," Phillips said.

Phillips, the engine and protagonist in the middle of the park for Dunbeholden last term, brings his energy, tenacity, long-range shooting, passing and dead-ball expertise to the St Ann-based Mount Pleasant, and he believes he can become just as invaluable to them this season, though, he admits he is still settling in.

"The environment is far from home, but you have to focus on training and the games because it is your work," he reasoned.

After the outstanding season he had, the former Portmore player, who also played briefly for Sanjaxx Lions in Canada, received his national call-up and was capped twice against Qatar and Cameroon.

He believes, however, that, through hard work, he will return to his best as Mount Pleasant look to return to winning ways against Harbour View this weekend after last week's goalless draw with Faulkland.

"We have to keep working hard and play every game like it is a final. We always want three points, so we are looking for a positive result," Phillips said.



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