Tue, Jul

Tobago-born defender Cyd Gray has made a name for himself in recent times with some polished performances against Mexico and Bahrain.

And now the former Joe Public and current CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh man has attracted the interest of English League One side Gillingham FC among other overseas clubs.

Gray is being honoured by the Tobago House of Assembly this week for his exploits with the “Soca Warriors” and has come in form high praise from former England international Terry Fenwick who signed him from Joe Pubic.

“This guy has been excellent especially when you look back at the story leading up to his last couple performances,” Fenwick said.

“I took him from Joe Public just after the game which T&T lost to Costa Rica 3-0 in 2001 when two of the goals came from his side and he came in for harsh criticism. Everyone was giving him the stick at that time. But I saw other things and we realised he was a solid defender and competitor.

His distribution wasn’t good and even though he had great pace, he could end up hot headed at times. We put one or two things into his game and we worked on it and this has been the rewards. He’s wants to win things every time he steps on the field.

He’s not just done good things for Jabloteh or for the country but he’s done good for Cyd Gray.

He’s now in a position to move on to better things with the country getting massive exposure world-wide in the six months leading up to the World Cup.”

Gray couldn’t have felt better. “Right now it’s just an unbelievable feeling. Coming from Tobago and seeing what Dwight has been able to achieve, as a player you always try to imagine and dream about certain things.

Here it is I have just played for a team that has made it to the World Cup and there is nothing that can make you feel better,” Gray added following the 1-0 win over Bahrain.