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Trinidad and Tobago’s new captain Gary Glasgow is looking forward to today’s contest versus Guadeloupe and sees the match as much needed exposure for his young teams with most of the senior players out for one reason or another.


Joe Public’s Gary Glasgow was selected as national captain to face Guadeloupe in a friendly international later today, after Densill Theobald was injured in a practice match and ruled out of the encounter.

The Joe Public star striker told ‘ttproleague.com’, “The majority of the players are coming off pre-season training and so this match provides us with some much needed match practice”. The former Malick Secondary stand-out noted that the team which he would lead had many young players and this match presented them with the prefect opportunity to prove themselves in the absence of some of the more experienced players.

Looking towards the Gold Cup the leading goal scorer in the recently concluded Digicel Caribbean Cup hoped to continue his rich goal scoring form, “As any striker I will be looking to get the goals and hopefully lead my team to victory”, he said with a mischievous smile.

The new T&T captain will be hoping that his young charges can rise to the challenge and make his first game as skipper a memorable one but for this to happen a lot would depend on his other senior players and no one more so than goalkeeper Jan Michael Williams.

The Pro League Player of the Year 2006 was in a very relaxed mood before the team left for Guadeloupe yesterday joking and talking freely with his teammates. When he spoke to ‘ttproleague.com’ the W Connection custodian was looking forward to today’s game, “I am looking forward to the game and though the opposition may not be the toughest, every game provides me as a player with the opportunity to improve my market value”.

The new look Soca Warriors will face Guadeloupe from 7 p.m. tonight local time in Gosier, and will return home on Sunday night, before leaving again for an April 7 match in San Salvador against the El Salvador national team as they continue preparations for the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup in the USA in June.