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T&T International Darryl Roberts (left) At CelticBloemfontein Celtic’s latest trialist, Darryl Roberts, arrived in South Africa on Saturday and is to begin his trial with Phunya Sele Sele last Monday.

The Siya crew reported last week that the former Sparta Rotterdam and Denizlispor striker was set to be make the trip to the country and we now know that he will partake in a 10-day trial with the club.

Celitc coach, Clinton Larsen, told the crew that he is hoping that the Trinidad and Tobago international will impress him. He said, “Darryl is a Trinidad and Tobago international who’s played in both Turkey and Holland and he starts training with us today. Hopefully we’ll be impressed with what he’s got to offer.”

The 27-year-old will be in a confident mood after scoring his sixth international goal in Trinidad and Tobago’s last outing against Barbados, in a 2014 World Cup qualifier. During the game he was paired up front with English Premier League striker, Kenwyne Jones.

Despite Roberts having played with top-class players such as Jones, the Siwelele coach is not going to judge him on his past but rather on what he can offer to the current Celtic team.

“It’s not about his name, it’s about whether he compliments the way that we play at Celtic, hopefully he will fit in. We set the bar very high with foreigners, we had 15-20 of them from pre-season up until now and we want to make sure we get good quality. Hopefully he can show that,” Larsen said.

Word reaching the Siya crew that there are another two PSL clubs interested in the Trinidadian’s signature.