DIRECTV North East Stars today announced their full squad to compete in the 2010/11 ProLeague, and the inclusion of a familiar face in the Sangre Grande outfit.
Defender, Charles Pollard joined Head Coach, Rod Underwood's squad, signing just a few days before the Stars season opener vs FC South End at the Mannie-Ramjohn Stadium Marabella on Saturday at 5pm.
Pollard, who elected to leave previous team, Joe Public to join the Stars said " I enjoyed my time at Joe Public. They are a big club and will always do well. However, my heart belongs to DIRECTV North East Stars, where I captained their last title winning team".
Guyanese Pollard is seen by his new coach to be a vital ingredient in a team looking to challenge for a top four position. "Of course, I have heard the Charles Pollard legend since I arrived at the club, and seeing the difference he has made to the squad since his arrival, I can see the stories are true" said Underwood.
"He has a presence that is felt throughout the team. His partnership in central defence with Brent Sancho will prove a huge obstacle to strikers throughout the league".
Director of Football Kevin Jeffrey said "When you consider that in February, we only had one player signed-Brent Sancho- we have assembled a formidable squad which will certainly compliment and bring excitement to this seasons Pro League.
A great deal of thanks must go to our main partner, DIRECTV as well as our other partners who have helped us to build this team".
The DIRECTV North East Stars roster to start the 2010/11 season reads:
#4 Kimarley McDonald - Jamaica
#5 Brent Sancho
#6 Leslie "Tiger" Fitzpatrick
#7 Marc "Passion" Leslie - Belize
#8 Akiel Guevera
#9 Arnold Dwarika
#10 Jason Devenish
#11 Sean Fraser - Jamaica
#12 Gary Glasgow
#13 Charles Pollard - Guyana
#16 Carey Harris - Guyana
#18 Randolph Jerome - Guyana
#19 Glenton Wolfe
#20 Michael Woods (GK)
#22 Winslow McDowell (GK) - St Vincent & the Grenadines
#23 Errol McFarlane