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Striker Devon Jorsling of Defence Force slides in for a tackleDefence Force forward Devon Jorsling has set his sights on the 2010 Toyota Player of the Year award.

The 25 year old said he is focused on winning the Player of the Year award, and the Golden Boot in the process this season.

“I think this would be my season,” he said. “I want them both, the Player of the Year award and the Golden Boot in the process.”

Jorsling registered a double in Defence Force’s 3-0 win against Police FC on Saturday afternoon at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in their opening 2010 Digicel Pro League championship match.

“The result is very important, starting off the season with a win,” he continued. “And it’s always a great feeling when I score.”

Jorsling scored on either side of the half while Kevon Carter separated his teammate’s double with an item of his own following the break.

Jorsling explained that Defence Force is capable of doing very well this season.

“Other teams are always changing their squads, but we have been together as a team for a few seasons now. We have gelled well and are capable of great things this season.”

Head Coach Ross Russell shares the same belief saying, “My team is more or less meshing together quicker. I already know my players from last year and that’s going to work for us this season.”

Russell believes his side should have won by a wider margin on Saturday against the lawmen. However he praised the performance adding, “It’s really important to start with a win and stay with the so-called top teams.

“I’m also pleased to see our forwards start with good form, this is because of the work we have been putting in during pre-season.

Defence Force will challenge W Connection on Saturday from 4pm at the Larry Gomes Stadium and the “tetron boys” are after another three points.

“W Connection will be a true test, no disrespect to Police. But once we go out and get full points against them on Saturday, then it will really say what we are this season,” said Jorsling.

Meantime Russell is keeping his guard up, adding, “We don’t ever take W Connection lightly. They have always given us good competition and getting three points from them will always be a test. But once we get the three points this weekend, it will be a warning to other so-called top teams.”