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Saturday 24 March 2018

Midfielder trains with national team

TRINIDAD and Tobago football team coach Dennis Lawrence welcomed German-bound Joevin Jones into his training session yesterday at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Arima, as the national team continued their preparations for tomorrow’s friendly international against Jamaica at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo at 8 pm.

Jones turned up yesterday morning, joining the rest of the 21-man squad. However, according to Lawrence there is no confirmation that the player will take part in tomorrow’s match. Jones took full part in the 90-minute session and said he was eager to be part of the preparation for the all-important World Cup qualifier against Honduras at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva on September 1.

Also joining training on Tuesday was Finnish-based defender Aubrey David but Colorado Rapids defender Mekeil Williams will not be joining the squad for tomorrow’s match.

According to Defence Force defender Curtis Gonzales, “The spirit is very upbeat. We have had good preparations so far. We know how important it is to get it right for the Honduras game and the rivalry with Jamaica is massive.

“I have never played against Jamaica but I have heard lots of stories and I am feeling honoured to be part of the team that will take them on on Thursday. I expect the match to be a rough one.”


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