Former Joe Public striker Kerry Baptiste will most likely be presented with several new pairs of football boots when he arrives at Tampa Bay later this month to begin his new contract but he is not likely to part ways with his usual favourites as he seeks to continue his hot scoring streak that made him one of the most feared strikers in the T&T Pro League.
Baptiste is awaiting work permit approval before moving to Tampa Bay where he signed a one-year contract with an option to extend another year.
“I’m excited about this new move and I’m looking forward to go up there and work very hard and hopefully bang in some more goals,” Baptiste said on Tuesday.
He’s been without a club for much of 2011, admitting that he became a bit frustrated at times. But he’s focused on the task at hand, also hoping to catch Otto Pfister’s eyes.
“It’s been a little frustrating without a club but I kept myself fit with some personal training. It’s my first time going to the club and I’m anxious to see what the environment is like in Tampa.
“I’m looking forward to getting back into the national team. As a country I think we will eventually bounce back and become a force in the region.
I’m really anxious to get the ball in the back of the net again both for my new club and for country,” added the ex-Adam’s Construction San Juan Jabloteh player.