|YORKE JOINS T&T TEAM FOR SUNDAY'S FRIENDLY|
|Former Trinidad and Tobago captain Dwight Yorke met up with the rest of the Trinidad and Tobago team on Saturday morning and is expected to take part in the Training session at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on the eve of Sunday’s match against England.
Meantime Sunderland striker Kenwyne Jones seems set to play a leading attacking role for Trinidad and Tobago in Sunday’s friendly international against England at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Port of Spain .
The Sunderland “Player of the Season” was doubtful up to last week after suffering a wrist injury against Arsenal in his club’s final Premiership game of the season but he has looked untroubled in training all week for the “Soca Warriors” and has been included in the final 18-man squad by Francisco Maturana.
Jones, who has Southampton striker Stern John as an experienced partner up front, is relishing the chance to pull off a win against England in his hometown.
“I think we are going to see a very good game and I know all of Trinidad wants us to beat England this time around because we were seven minutes away from getting a point when we met them in Nuremberg in 2006,” Jones said.
I’m feeling good at the moment and we’ve come through a good week of preparation for the match. England are coming off a win against the States but I think on Sunday it’s going to be a different ball game. Both teams I think will give a good showing and it should be a treat for the fans,” Jones added.
Roberts, formerly of Dutch team Sparta Rotterdam, said he feels honoured to be in a squad that will face the country which won a World Cup in 1966.
“I know it’s going to be a very difficult game but I am ready and all the boys are ready to show that we can compete hard and fair. Any game against a team like England is always going to be a big one and hopefully it will be a great one for the players and the fans. I would love to test myself against them because against a team like England you can really see where you are in terms of a level of readiness for football at a high level,’ Roberts added.(May 31, 2008)