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T&T Warriors commence preparations for upcoming friendlies.

Trinidad and Tobago’s Senior Men’s Team commenced preparations at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva on Sunday evening ahead of it three upcoming International Friendlies with Uruguay, Peru and China.

Head Coach Stephen Hart welcomed some new faces into the squad including the likes of San Juan Jabloteh forward Nathan Lewis, North East Stars goalie Glenroy Samuel and El Salvador-based pro Weslie John, while Dutch-based midfielder Levi Garcia, Aubrey David, Willis Plaza, Khaleem Hyland, Daneil Cyrus, Marvin Phillip, Sean De Silva, Yohance Marshall, Shahdon Winchester and Jomal Williams completed the list of familiar faces who have been part of the World Cup qualifying squad. English-based duo Andre Boucaud and Justin Hoyte will arrive on Tuesday.

Following a session at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium on Monday morning, Mexican-based defender Marshall said it was enlightening to see the new faces in the mix.

“It’s good for them to come in and get a feel of international football and they are going to be getting that taste against three top quality teams,” he told TTFA Media.

“For the rest of us, we have welcomed them and trying to get them settled in as obviously we were there at one point in our careers as well, But now it’s down to business and we will try to do as much as we can this week in training before heading off to Uruguay for what will be the start of a hectic tour,” he added.

Garcia, coming off his first season in the Dutch top flight club AZ Alkmaar, is excited about facing the three opponents on the cards.

“This for me is a very exciting period in my career and I think for everyone in the team right now. We are about to play three good teams with some of the top players in the game. This is the kind of games any players wants to be involved in. We have some young players coming in and it’s always exciting for us as young players we get to learn off the senior players as well. For me, it’s just about taking in what the coach says, following instructions and being ready for the matches,” Garcia said.

The team departs for Lima, Peru on Friday for the first friendly on May 23rd. They then face Uruguay in Montevideo on May 27th and China on June 3rd.

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