Tobago-born striker Rundell Winchester, wore the number 13 shirt in his first starting debut for T&T in Friday’s 2-0 victory over Jamaica in Montego Bay and offered some fire in attack for the “Warriors” in Tuesday’s 2-0 win at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.
His willingness to run at defenders and his exceptional pace was a definite attraction for the local fans. His run into the penalty box resulted in a foul and Kenwyne Jones conversion of the penalty to put T&T 2-0 ahead.
The Central FC forward hopes he can continue developing and turn into one of the lethal strikers in the region. “It’s been a great experience being able to wear the national colours and play for my country. It’s always been a dream of mine,” Winchester said.
“I was just so happy when coach announced that I would be starting in the game in Jamaica.” “And being around players like Kenwyne Jones and Daneil Cyrus and the other overseas players has been a real inspiration for me.”
Dwight Yorke has undoubtedly been one of the men he’s looked up to and Winchester hopes he can receive some tips from the former Manchester United striker at some point in the future.
“I’ve always been looking up to them and trying to follow pattern. I know it’s down to a lot of hard working coming from Tobago and making it out here. And being a local Tobagonian I hope to talk to them and find out more about what it takes to be successful.
“I hope I can meet Dwight some day and speak to him and hear his views and advice to make it on higher level,” Winchester added. Winchester will celebrate his 20th birthday on December 16.