The National Senior Men’s Team will resume preparations on Monday morning with a training session at Larry Gomes Stadium as head coach Dennis Lawrence continues the build up for the upcoming World Cup qualifier against Panama on March 24th to be followed by the Mexico clash on March 28th at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.
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The T&T team underwent a recovery session on Saturday morning following the 2-0 victory over Barbados on Friday night and Lawrence gave the players Sunday off before resuming on Monday.
The T&T head coach is expected to name his final squad later this week for the qualifiers.
“I think the most important thing is understanding that we’ve still got the boys to come from abroad. The idea is for them to come in and improve what we have at the moment,” Lawrence said.
“Hopefully with the experience and the ability that these guys are going to bring, it is going to enhance the group. I think it’s all about execution on the day. If we are going to talk about this local group going to play Panama obviously we still got some way to go in terms of our technical ability and fitness levels but with the boys coming in I think they are going to add to the group and it’s going to put us on par to compete against Panama,” Lawrence stated.
“We’ve had thirteen sessions and one game o far. In terms of the Panama game I think a lot of them didn’t do themselves any harm with the performance against Barbados and I will be assessing them over the next couple of days to then be able to make a decision,” Lawrence added.
San Juan Jabloteh duo Tyrone Charles and Nathan Lewis will rejoin the squad this week following their appearance for the club in Caribbean Football Union Club Championship fixtures.