“I know the fans want much more right now, but patience is the order of the day because we have a long way to go and we know what we can achieve,” said McGill, 52, a veteran player and goalscorer going back to a promising soccer career in his native Trinidad & Tobago in the early 70s and well established player and administrator in Canada who has built himself a reputation of being one of the ‘good guys of Canadian soccer’. He was the Coach of the Year in the CPSL mostly for the way he turned a struggling Metro Lions into a championship contender in little time when he took over the coaching duties at the back end of the 2002 season.
McGill has shuffled his team recently to add more scoring punch and this paid off quickly with a 3-0 Open Canada Cup win against Brampton Hitmen on June 28.
Look for Caswain Mason to be an important part of the new formation and the club is expecting plenty from Kareem Reynolds and, of course, captain O’Neil Brown, to name just three.
The move may start this Friday when the Lions take on London City at The Cove in London, an 8.30 pm kickoff and an upward trend should continue when the team from Scarborough hosts Laval Dynamites at Birchmount Stadium on Sunday, a 4 o’clock start.