A sixteen-man Trinidad and Tobago squad will depart for St Kitts/Nevis on Thursday morning ahead of Saturdays semi-final round 2006 World Cup qualifier against that country.
The squad, which trained at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on Wednesday morning, will be met in St Kitts by China-based midfielder Arnold Dwarika and striker Errol McFarlane.
Missing from the team is captain Angus Eve who is on a two-yellow card suspension and either Marvin Andrews or Anthony Rougier will wear the armband for this encounter which is at Warner Park, Basseterre from 8pm. Rougier is not yet back home and midfielder Stokely Mason is on standby. Eve will be eligible for next Wednesdays clash with Mexico at the Hasely Crawford Stadium from 6pm.
St Clair had a full work out with the players including those from CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh and former captain David Nakhid showed up a second time for the week and spoke to the players.
It is always good when former players especially captains come around the national team and give their support. David was an outstanding captain and he always put the team first. He was a true leader with a great work ethic who always made the players around him play better, St Clair said. This upcoming match is not going to be easy because no match is easy at this stage. We will maintain our focus and take the right approach to get a positive result away from home.
Nakhid, back home on a short visit, added to the players You must aspire to greatness and never doubt yourselves. You must also choose the right people to emulate. Do not follow those who will encourage you to be indiscipline and lazy. Follow those who will push you to be the best and who will be straightforward with you. Try to develop the right attitude and a strong character and everything else will fall into place because you already have the talent." Tune in to www.homeviewtnt.com for live broadcasts of T&T's qualifiers.
The team departing for St Kitts includes; Birmingham City striker Stern John, Dundee goalkeeper Kelvin Jack, Crewe Alexandras Clayton Ince, Glasgow Rangers defender Marvin Andrews, Wrexhams Dennis Lawrence, Dundees Brent Sancho, Falkirk midfielder Brent Rahim, Peterborough midfielder Andre Boucaud, Southampton defender Kenwyne Jones, Dundee United striker Jason Scotland, Cornell Glen along with local-based pros Denzil Theobald of Arima Morvant Fire, Superstar Rangers defender Marlon Rojas, Silvio Spann and Joe Publics Derek King.