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Joe Public head coach Michael Mc Comie has finally begun reshuffling his squad as promised, after taking over from Cuban coaches Domingo Hernandez and Manuel Rodriguez.


It has been two months since taking over as coach of Joe Public and at last, Mc Comie has started what he triggered in previous reports.

A string of poor performances has forced Mc Comie to make his drastic move which began in late August releasing five players, former Trinidad and Tobago international Nigel Pierre included.

Pierre a month to month contracted player was refused a contract renewal at the end of August.

Guyanese international Kayode Mc Kinnon, Lyndon Diaz, Trinidad and Tobago international Kwame Wiltshire and Carey Harris are all no longer contracted with the ‘Eastern Lions’ as Mc Comie explained.

He told ‘ttproleague.com’, “All four players were given the option to play with the Eastern Football Association(EFA) Joe Public team but they all turned that down.”

“We don’t see the need for them at the pro level and if they don’t want to play for us at the lower division then that’s their decision,” said Mc Comie.

The 2006 Joe Public champion coach also took time to announce to signing of 21 year old Devon Leacock of Stokley Vale FC.

“Devon is one of the new guys that would be in our squad. He is young and very strong in the midfield and I see him as a great addition in our team.”

Mc Comie further stated that he would add a few more players to his team before the TT Pro League transfer window closes next Tuesday.

It is understood that the ‘Eastern Lions’ are currently with three foreigners and two Tobagonians who are on trial with the club, but Mc Comie isn’t willing to release names.