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Cornell Glen thought he was coming in for a trial. Instead he arrived smack in the middle of Frank Yallop’s Mid-season Boot Camp.

CLS caught up with Glen earlier this week, and the demands of training have made an instant impression.

“I picked a bad time to come here, you know,” said Glen with an easy laugh. “But I need the work. I’m not 100% fit. I just have to work hard and get fit and see if I can impress the coach.”

The T&T international also cleared up his contract status. Following his departure from San Juan Jabloteh due to the team’s financial problems, Glen had been training with United Petrotrin, but has not signed a contract, rendering him a free agent.

As for how Glen’s performed, Yallop didn’t have much to say other than “He looks good.”

My impressions? There is some rust, but I also think Glen offers something different than what the Quakes have already. He has a good blend of strength and pace. The pertinent questions are 1) Can the Quakes do better, and 2) Does “better” require waiting until July when the transfer window reopens?

Given that Glen and Yallop have worked together before when the two were in L.A., I think that is a point in Glen’s favor. I’m heading to practice later on Friday and I’ll give an update on the T&T striker’s performance.