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Soca Warriors striker, Kerry Baptiste will spend four extra days on trial at Coca-Cola English Championship Division, Ipswich Town, according to Joe Public managing director, Darryl Warner. The 29-year-old Baptiste, who netted 48 goals in leading Joe Public to an historic five domestic titles last year, left here on Monday for a one-week trial at the club managed by former Ireland international Roy Keane. But the long journey seemed to have taken a toll on Baptiste, who did not feature in the reserve team’s 2–1 loss to Wycombe on Wednesday due to jet lag. Warner said Baptiste did not play because he was suffering from jet lag. But the club requested that he stay a further four extra days.

Baptiste will be hoping to join fellow T&T international Carlos Edwards on a permanent basis at Ipswich. Baptiste, who was in the stands when the club battled to a 1–1 draw with Sc**thorpe, said he has been waiting 11 years for an opportunity like this and intends to make the most of it. In addition to Ipswich, Baptiste has also attracted interest from US Major League Soccer clubs, FC Dallas and Toronto FC. However, the T&T striker, who scored a pair of goals in a 2 –2 draw with Mexico in a Fifa World Concacaf World Cup qualifier last October, is totally focussed on impressing Ipswich boss, Keane.