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Julius JamesDC United defender Julius James says his national team-mates all have each other’s back as they prepare for next week’s Digicel Caribbean Cup qualifiers.

The Maloney-born James joined the Soca Warriors live-in camp on Tuesday night and had his first two sessions on Wednesday at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo.

Speaking after the session, James said at this point his main focus is helping guide T&T through to the Finals in Martinique next month.

“The main objective for myself and every other player is to win all three matches and get this phase out of the way and then move on to the finals next month.

“Whichever venue we play at, we have to buckle down and play the football that will bring us results,” James said.

“We have a bunch of guys in camp who are committed to the task and they realise the importance of playing well and getting good results especially in front of the home fans.

We know the home crowd will be keen to see the team play especially after all the talk that has been passing around regarding the recent results.

“I think we are progressing well and that was noticeable in the last match away to Jamaica. We have a good mix of overseas and local-based players and we will have each other’s back out there on the playing field,” James added.