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Alvin, Paul among three additions to T&T squad for Thailand friendly

W Connection right back Alvin Jones and Central FC midfielder Leston Paul were among three new inclusions to the Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Senior Team squad, as they prepare for next week’s trip to Thailand for international friendly action on 14 October.

Soca Warriors head coach Dennis Lawrence announced his 20-man squad today for his second clash with Asian opposition since they edged United Arab Emirates 2-0 last month.

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago right back Alvin Jones (right) smashes a long ranged free kick towards the USA goal during 2018 World Cup qualifying action at the Ato Boldon Stadium on 10 October 2017.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/CA-Images/Wired868)

Jones, Paul and pacy El Salvador-based forward Ricardo John have been included while winger Kathon St Hillaire, forward Marcus Joseph and midfielder Neveal Hackshaw are out. Attacking midfielder Ataulla Guerra and pacy winger Nathan Lewis—both United Soccer League (USL) players—are among the players who retained their positions.

Lawrence also invited three national under-20 players, Kierron Mason, Judah Garcia and Tyrese Bailey, to train with the local-based squad until their departure.

At present, Trinidad and Tobago are ranked 90th in the world by FIFA while Thailand are 122nd. UAE are 77th.

Trinidad and Tobago’s clash with Thailand will be played from 6pm (7am TT time) on 14 October at the Suphan Buri Municipality Stadium, Suphan Buri.

(Trinidad and Tobago team)

Goalkeepers: Adrian Foncette (Police FC), Marvin Phillip (Central FC);

Defenders: Sheldon Bateau (FC Kairat—Kazakhstan), Daneil Cyrus (Al-Orobah FC—Saudi Arabia), Curtis Gonzales (Defence Force), Aubrey David (Vaasan Palloseura FC—Finland), Alvin Jones, Triston Hodge (both W Connection), Keston Julien (AS Trencin FC—Slovakia);

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago playmaker Ataulla Guerra (left) drives his shot past St Lucia player Perral Williams during 2014 Caribbean Cup qualifying action at the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)

Midfielders: Kevan George (Charlotte Independence—USA), Akeem Humphrey (Club Sando), Khaleem Hyland (Al Faisaly FC—Saudi Arabia), Duane Muckette, Leston Paul (both Central FC);

Attacking midfielders: Ataulla Guerra (Charleston Battery—USA), Joevin Jones (Darmstadt 98—Germany), Nathan Lewis (Indy Eleven FC—USA), Jomal Williams (W Connection);

Forward: Shahdon Winchester (SJK Seinajoki—Finland), Ricardo John (Club Deportivo Luis Angel Firpo—El Salvador).

Staff: Dennis Lawrence (head coach), Stuart Charles-Fevrier (assistant coach), Stern John (assistant coach), Ross Russell (goalkeeper coach), Israel Dowlat (doctor), Dave Isaac (medic), Saron Joseph (therapist), Sam Huggins (trainer), Michael Williams (equipment manager), Wayne Cunningham (media officer), Richard Piper (manager).

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