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{moszoomimage: galleryid=38 filename=glasgow.jpg} Speedy striker Gary Glasgow will make his first appearance in national colours this Sunday against St Vincent and the Grenadines since damaging his shin in a friendly international in August last year.
The former Kansas City Wizards player rejoined the team in training last month and is now ready to take the field for action once more.

He is likely to partner New York/New Jersey MetroStars striker Cornell Glen who has not come up against the Vincentians, missing both the matches in the semi-final round of the 2006 World Cup qualifiers.

Like Glasgow, injured midfielder Carlos Edwards is also making steady progress since suffering knee ligaments damages last June.

Also likely to feature in Sunday’s Digicel Caribbean Cup third round match at the Queen’s Park Oval is China-based utility player Anthony Rougier. The former Hibernian winger has been in training with the team which is now his off season. Midfielder Silvio Spann and US College-based defender Anthony Noreiga have been out with the virus but rejoined the training on Tuesday while the likes of Leslie Fitzpatrick, Avery John, Anton Pierre, Kerry Baptiste, Denzil Theobald, Derek King, Daurance Williams and others are preparing for Sunday’s match.

Coach Bertille St Clair will conduct a morning session at the Marvin Lee Stadium before naming the final 18-man squad which will also depart for Antigua on Monday for a one-week training camp following which they travel to St Vincent for the return match on January 16.

“I am quite pleased with the way the boys have been responding in training and I think they realize that Sunday’s match is an important one because it falls into the preparations for the World Cup matches to come,” St Clair told TTFF Media.
Portsmouth goalie Shaka Hislop among some of the other overseas pros have been in touch with team management, enquiring about upcoming preparations as well as wishing the team well in Sunday’s match.

The Senior team will play the National Under 20 side in a training match on Thursday afternoon at the Marvin Lee Stadium. Coach Anton Corneal is finishing up preparations ahead of next week’s final round phase with United States, Panama and Costa Rica. Corneal is expected to name his final 18-man squad by Thursday.

Other first-leg encounters of the CFU Third Round pairings run from 8-9 January with the second-leg encounters taking place on 16 January. Jamaica meets French Guyana while Haiti takes on Cuba in Series C. The Third Round winners will join the host Barbados in the Final Round of the CFU Digicel Cup from February 20-24, which will qualify three teams to the 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup, taking place from July 6-24 in the United States and will also crown the Caribbean Champion.