|MATURANA NAMES HIS SQUAD FOR ENGLAND CLASH|
|Francisco Maturana has called up a squad of twenty-six players to prepare for the upcoming friendly international against England carded for the Hasely Crawford Stadium on June1.
Maturana finalized his squad on Sunday following the 3-0 victory over Barbados at the Marvin Lee Stadium and will begin training on May 24 at the Larry Gomes Stadium, leading up to the game.
Included in the squad are ten overseas-based professionals. They are Stern John (Southampton), Kenwyne Jones (Sunderland), Kevaughn Connell (Sannois Saint-Gratien), Clayton Ince (Walsall), Jan Michael Williams, Dennis Lawrence (Swansea City), Ancil Farrier (University of Southern Connecticut), Osei Telesford (Puerto Rico Islanders), Carlos Edwards (Sunderland) and Dutch-based forward Darryl Roberts.
Several home-based professionals who have featured in recent internationals have been included by Maturana. They include Kern Cupid, Makan Hislop, Anton Pierre, Keon Daniel, Atulla Guerra and strikers Jamal Gay and Jerol Forbes among others. Interim captain Aurtis Whitley has also been included.
“This is the list of players that we have come up with for the match against England . These are the players we think will help to make the best team for the match and we will work and prepare as best as possible to make it happen,” Maturana told TTFF Media.
“We have included some of the younger players who we have seen progress from and the opportunity is now there for them to showcase themselves. The game is an important warm up for our team and we will take every moment in the preparation and the match seriously. I also want to mention that we will continue to monitor players over the coming period,” Maturana concluded.
It is with great pride that we submit our provisional list of selected players who shall participate in the training sessions leading up to the Centennial match
Of this initial group of twenty-six (26), a final squad of eighteen (18) shall be named on May 27th to go into camp along with the technical staff for final preparations. We would like to express our appreciation for the loyalty shown by our local fans in the past few home friendly games and we look forward to that continued support as the National Team continues its journey.. The Soca Warriors are currently unbeaten in 8 straight matches.
The England National team, for which a provisional squad has already been named, will arrive here on May 29 following its departure out of Luton . (Issued on May 15, 2008)
Provisional Squad List for T&T vs England , June 1st, 2008
1.Clayton Ince - Walsall FC
2.Jan Michael Williams - Sheffield United
3.Marvin Phillip – W Connection
4.Kareem Smith - United Petrotrin
5.Kern Cupid – W Connection
6.Keyeno Thomas - Joe Public
7.Makan Hislop - United Petrotrin
8.Anton Pierre- Defence Force
9.Dennis Lawrence - Swansea City FC
10. Akeem Adams – W Connection
11. Ancil Farrier- University Of Southern Connecticut
12. Aklie Edwards – Defence Force
13. Osei Telesford – Puerto Rico Highlanders
14.Aurtis Whitley – W Connection
15.Keon Daniel - United Petrotrin
16.Atulla Guerra - Jabloteh
17.Khaleem Hyland - Unattached
18.Kevon Carter - Defence Force
19.Carlos Edwards - Sunderland
20.Kevaughn Connell - French based
21. Stephan David – Caledonia AIA
22. Jerrol Forbes- United Petrotrin
23.Jamal Gay - Under 20s
24.Stern John- Southampton
25.Kenwyne Jones- Sunderland
26.Darryl Roberts – Dutch-based