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Young players who were selected from the DIRECTV North East Stars open trials will be training alongside the senior players on Monday.

So far, 15 players aged under 23 have been chosen to attend first team training with North East, and it is expected that up to ten more hopefuls from this weekends final open trials will join them at Ojoe Rd on Monday.
Team Manager, Kevin Jeffrey said "The overall standard has been high and we've selected a number of players with potential. This weekends trials should be interesting as we have found in the past that there is usually a very good standard of player attending the final sessions."

After trials in Arima, Valencia, Biche and Mayaro, the focus this weekend turns to Toco on Saturday and Ojoe Rd, Sangre Grande on Sunday. Registration is at 8 am and players should walk with dark shorts, shin guards and $20 registration fee.
Meanwhile, CEO Brent Sancho announced that popular Jamaican striker, Sean Fraser has signed for another season with the Sangre Grande outfit.

"This is fantastic news for the club" said Sancho. "Not only is Sean very quick, and a very clinical finisher, but he's the kind of player defenders hate playing against.

With his back to goal, he can lay off or turn and shoot and when he's running at you with his pace, it takes a brave defender to risk a tackle around the box" Fraser entered into North East Stars history when he scored the goal that gave them the Lucozade Goal Shield last season.

Fraser will be looking forward to joining up with fellow striker Anthony Wolfe again this season. Wolfe rejoined North East midway through last season and the understanding between the two players should send out warning signs to other ProLeague clubs.

"We're expecting 25 goals to come from this strike partnership this season" said Sancho "Our sights are firmly set on a top two finish. Defence Force won the league with 38 goals last season, and 41 points so we must aim to score 45 goals and win 45 points to make sure we achieve our aim."

Sancho also confirmed that Wolfes brother, Glenton will again be wearing the North East colours after a successful season that saw him awarded both the Player of the Year trophy and Players Player of the Year. Other confirmed re signings include Akiel Guevera, Kadion Gabriel, Jeromie Williams and Keryn Navarro.

Sancho said "We are negotiating with a number of players and there will definately be some new faces at North East, but its great to see some of our young players developing and coming through the system"