Paul Brannan: St Paul's adapting to Luke Watson absence

Luke Watson
Luke Watson won a clean sweep of trophies with St Paul's last season

St Paul's boss Paul Brannan has praised the way his squad have adapted to the loss of island captain Luke Watson.

Watson, who has been heavily linked with a move to Guernsey FC, has yet to return to training after spending a period of time in the UK.

St Paul's have won their last seven games, scoring 52 goals in the process.

"Losing Luke Watson's huge to any squad, but we've been very fortunate that we've been able to bring some of the young players through," he said.

"Adam Trotter, in particular, has filled his boots extremely well, and what's been very pleasing is Cavaghn Miley and how he's taken on the responsibility that Luke took a lot of last year."

Watson skippered Jersey at this summer's Island Games, when the hosts failed to make the knockout stages after losing to the Isle of Man in their final group match.

"Luke's been back a couple of weeks and he's just been finding his feet a little bit," Brannan told BBC Radio Jersey.

"Hopefully he'll be getting back into his football shortly. As of now he's not, but it'd be really good for St Paul's and ultimately Jersey if he was back playing football."