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Boucaud backs Hoyte.

English-based midfielder Andre Boucaud is backing Justin Hoyte to prove that his selection by Stephen Hart for the two World Cup qualifiers against Guatemala and United States is a deserved one.

Hoyte has not been in the T&T side for quite sometime, missing the CONCACAF Gold Cup as well as the three international friendlies since July. His absence had been mainly due to the fact that he was without a club after being released by Millwall.

But now Hoyte is attached to Dagenham and Redbridge, the same club as Boucaud, and he has been getting in the minutes.

“Justin has a lot of experience. When you look at the clubs he’s played at like Arsenal and Middlesbrough as well as the England national teams. He has a lot to offer and I think he’s going to prove that he deserves to be in the national side,” Boucaud said.

“I know he’s very eager to do well and his heart is with the team. And to be fair he’s been doing quite well since he been to Dagenham and he’s impressed a lot of the people at the club. I expect him to fit back into the team quite well.”

T&T faces Guatemala tomorrow night at 9.06 pm TT time at the Estadio Mateo Flores.

“It’s great to be back in the team. I know the boys have been playing quite well and the competition for spots is high. I think everyone is in good form and I think we're going out there to give everything in order to get a win against Guatemala,” Hoyte said as he looked ahead to the start of the campaign.

beIN Sports highlights T&T

Major International sports network beIN Sports is placing some of its focus on T&T this week as they build up to their live broadcast of next Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier against United States.

The network announced the lineup of its exclusive content set to air throughout November.

The CONMEBOL, CONCACAF and African 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, the highly-anticipated “El Clasico” match, Juventus vs AC Milan and other major events.

One of their tv crews followed the T&T team during its training camp in Fort Lauderdale and they featured head coach Stephen Hart and captain Kenwyne Jones. They will have a crew in Port of Spain next week.

beIN has headquarters in Doha, Miami, Paris, Barcelona and Jakarta. It airs throughout the middle east, North Africa, United States, France, Spain, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Thaliand, Philipines and Indonesia.