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Lester PeltierStriker Lester Peltier and midfielder Akeil Guevara have been drafted into the Trinidad and Tobago Senior Team which departs for Argentina on Wednesday for a training camp ahead of next month’s 2010 World Cup Qualifier against El Salvador.
Both players are coming in at the expense of Osei Telesford who sustained a knee injury last week which may require surgery, and Khaleem Hyland is in Europe at the moment hoping to secure a contract with a club in Belgium.

Peltier already trained with the team under the watchful eyes of Francisco Maturana and Russell Latapy while Guevera will join training within the next few days.

Meantime, the T&T versus Chile friendly international carded for January 24 in Santiago has been put off after the Chile Football Association made a request on Monday for the game to be brought forward to January 21. However, team manager David Muhammad explained that all travel arrangements had already been confirmed for the team to travel out of Trinidad on January 21. It is likely though that two further matches against Argentine clubs will be scheduled.

The other matches, as previously announced, will go on as planned. Those games are against  Primera Division club Independiente (January 28), Velez Sarsfield (January 30), Gimnasia y Esgrim de la Plata (February 1) and Second Division club Quilmes on February 3.

Latapy added that the upcoming training camp will serve the team well ahead of the all important World Cup qualifier against El Salvador.

“It’s obviously a long trip ahead before the El Salvador game and we have got to be careful with our preparations. But in saying that I think the camp in itself will do the team a lot of good and despite the game (against Chile) being off, we have quite a few matches to looking forward to,” Latapy told TTFF Media.