Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Edwards drafted into T&T squad

 Trinidad and Tobago head coach Stephen Hart has added veteran midfielder Carlos Edwards to his roster for the upcoming friendly internationals against Argentina and Iran.

Edwards, who was in London yesterday signing a new one-year contract with English Championship Division club Millwall, will arrive in Trinidad today and will join the T&T squad in camp at  Radisson Hotel, Wrightson Road, Port of Spain.

Hart commenced a training session on Tuesday with the available players at Hasely Crawford Stadium. Still to join the camp are European-based players Radanfah Abu Bakr, Khaleem Hyland and Lester Peltier, while W Connection’s Joevin Jones has a cup final with his club tonight.

 Orlando City midfielder Kevin Molino, fresh from a hat-trick in his team’s 3-1 win over Charlotte Eagles in the USL earlier this week, will join the team in Buenos Aires

Edwards, one of the surviving members of the 2006 World Cup squad alongside captain Kenwyne Jones and Densill Theobald, said he had reason to smile after receiving the news of the invitation from Hart.

“I’m always delighted when the call comes to play for Trinidad and Tobago. I’m one of the older guys around now but I’ve looked after myself and I’m still able to make a contribution at a good level in England so why not give it my best for country as well,” Edwards told T&T Football Association media officer Shaun Fuentes.

“I’m 35 now but I think I can still bring something to the table and make a contribution to the current squad. The games against Argentina and Iran are on a massive scale when it comes to international football. A lot of eyes will be on the game and I think we’ve got to be ready for the challenge and there are a lot of different factors involved here both on and off the field of play. I’m really looking forward to these two games and again, more than delighted to be part of the squad,” added the former Defence Force, Ipswich and Sunderland player.