Midfielder Densill Theobald could make his debut for Scottish Premier League club Falkirk on Saturday against Inverness Caledonian Thistle, if he gets his international clearance in time.
Theobald got an 18-month deal after receiving his work permit, following an appeal in which T&T coach Leo Beenhakker, team captain Dwight Yorke and goalie Shaka Hislop assisted by submitting letters.
Falkirk’s assistant coach, Russell Latapy, said he was grateful to the trio for their input in helping the young Theobald who lives on Nelson Street in the centre of the city of Port-of-Spain.
Theobald, who arrived at the club on Monday and has been likened to Dwight Yorke by Falkirk manager, John Hughes, was expected to be involved in a scrimmage behind closed doors yesterday.
“I am delighted that Densill is now here and it is now a matter of getting him acclimatised.
“He has done a lot of travelling to get here. He will play in a bounce game for us tomorrow and will be there, or thereabouts, for Saturday’s game against Inverness.
“He was as fit as a fiddle when he first arrived for a trial a few months ago and has worked to keep himself really fit since then,” said Hughes.
Theobald, a former Malick Senior Comprehensive and Caledonia AIA Fire playmaker said:
“It really is a big step for me. It’s not just about playing away now, but I hope I can keep spreading the positive vibes about T&T.
“Reaching the World Cup has been the biggest achievement for us, but it appears that some people want to put a dark spot on this by talking and writing all kind of things about ticket corruptions and we don’t want the world to see us that way.”
“Something as simple as me doing well can make a difference, just like Russell and the other guys have done.
” I want to develop more as a T&T person as well”.