26 Jul 2012
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Trinidadian-born Canada head coach Stephen Hart says he will go into the August 15 friendly international against this country’s senior team in Fort Lauderdale hoping for a good performance from his side.
Canada are still in the 2014 qualification race while T&T was booted out last year. He called it an ideal game in an inconvenient situation.
Faced with winning a vital game against Panama on September 7 at Toronto’s BMO Field, Hart said he needed his team to regroup one last time. “It’s a difficult situation because the August date is probably the most hated date in the FIFA calendar,” said Hart on a conference call Thursday.
“There’s a lot of negotiation. As soon as I can I will release the roster but there’s still a lot of back and forth going on.
“I think my concern is to call upon some players that if I do have to call upon them in the Panama game I would know what to expect from them having seen them internationally,” Hart said. “I’m still trying to work out the roster in that respect.”
T&T is likely to field a solid squad with Stoke City striker Kenwyne Jones, Slovak-based striker Lester Peltier, Racing Genk’s Khaleem Hyland, Orlando City’s Kevin Molino, Hughtun Hector, Devorn Jorsling among others all likely to be available for the fixture.