Even though he is to celebrate his 36th birthday on January 14, distinguished midfielder Trent Noel is still very much a contributor to the game having joined Police FC during the December transfer window following a three month spell at St. Ann’s Rangers which ended last November.
However the 2008 Toyota/TT Pro League Player of the Year and multiple Championship winner hints at ending his playing career where he started—Police FC.
Noel, a former Trinidad and Tobago international, played for the ‘lawmen’ before joining San Juan Jabloteh in 2002 where he enjoyed the most success under coach Terry Fenwick. He then joined United Petrotrin where he sat out most of the season in 2009 before joining Joe Public and enjoyed further success with the League Championship among knockout titles with the Lions.
Police FC technical director Muhammad Isa told www.ttproleague.com that Noel expressed desire to finish his career with the blues.
When quizzed, Noel said, “Who knows maybe. I’m getting that feeling.”
He added, “It feels going back to where I started. I got the support to from everyone at Police. I’ve enjoyed a lot in the game and I’ve decided to come back and give them a pound.
I’ve had four training sessions with the team and everyone seems boosted. Police men in khakis are showing up at the training ground when they heard of my return and even the ex-Commissioner of Police Trevor Paul also called me any congratulated me on my return. So it’s good vibes.
This wasn’t the type of vibes I got at Rangers. I wasn’t really comfortable.”
Noel said that joining Rangers last September was “a rushed decision” after a merger deal headed by Terry Fenwick with QPCC and Rangers to form Queen’s Park Rangers collapsed.
Police FC will host Caledonia AIA from 5pm at the Ato Boldon Stadium on Saturday in Round Two Match Day Four of the Digicel Pro League Championship and Noel says, “I would be glad to be back in Police colours.
Our players are really enthusiastic coming off the last game where they won against T&TEC and now I’m part of the team. I feel good at the moment with everything. I’ve always been a consistent player. I’ve always been a mean player and there was never a season where people said they didn’t notice Trent Noel.
I’m back at Police and I’m not going to play a big boy role. I’m back to share my experience and see how best we can do as a team this season,” he ended.