Tue, Feb

kevaughn connell.jpgKevaughn Connell has pleaded with Partick Thistle boss Ian McCall to hand him in a deal. The Trinidad and Tobago internationalist was given an extension to his Firhill trial period.
The 25-year-old had a run out against Burnley last Monday and impressed for 30 minutes before tiring. But McCall decided to extend the trial on the basis of that promising display. The front man has been called up for international duty this week and hopes that doesn't dent his chances.

Connell said: "I think Thistle are a decent club and very professional."

"But I have an international against Haiti. And, although it is a friendly, it is vital for me as it will go along way to deciding if I play in the World Cup qualifier against Cuba in August. So the timing is not great."

Connell also featured for T&T against England in June when he came on as a second-half sub in Fabio Capello's side's 3-0 victory in Port of Spain. But he has had his hopes of making it in British football blighted by a summer injury.

The towering striker, who has played in France most recently, admitted: "The last time I played was in a friendly a month back for Trinidad, and I picked up an ankle injury and I have not been able to train or do anything until I played against Burnley last week.

"The first 25 minutes were good but after that I tired. I am hungry to play for Thistle. I am fast and strong, I score goals and I am also strong in the air."