Trinidad and Tobago head coach Leo Beenhakker will have his hands full come Monday after Southampton striker Kenwyne Jones was passed fit on Saturday and will be arriving to join the team camp for the weekend showdown with Bahrain at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.
It was only Friday when Southampton FC sent a fax to the TTFF advising that Jones was unfit to travel and partake in the preparations and match due to a hamstring injury which forced Beenhakker to omit him from the 21-man squad. The Dutchman then named Cornell Glen as his replacement on Saturday, only to learn later that evening that Jones had passed a fitness test.
Beenhakker has since decided to have both men in the camp and the squad will now comprise 22 players.
Jones arrives today (Sunday) with Dennis Lawrence and Chris Birchall while Glen also comes in with Scott Sealy and Avery John. Gillingham defender Brent Sancho arrived on Saturday night while the rest of overseas pros – Russell Latapy, Stern John, Carlos Edwards, Marvin Andrews, Kelvin Jack, Clayton Ince, Shaka Hislop, Silvio Spann, Jason Scotland and Ian Cox will come in on Monday to meet up with home-based pros Densill Theobald, Aurtis Whitley, Cyd Gray and Anthony Wolfe. Dwight Yorke comes in on Tuesday.
All the players will report to camp at the Crowne Plaza on Monday evening with the first session carded for Tuesday morning.