Trinidad and Tobago’s quota of overseas-based players are expected to arrive in Port of Spain today (Sunday) to join with the rest of the national team ahead of Wednesday’s crucial 2010 World Cup qualifier against El Salvador at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.
Head Coach Russell Latapy will welcome into his side Sunderland duo Carlos Edwards and Kenwyne Jones as well as San Jose Earthquakes forward Cornell Glen among others. Latapy, who will make the announcement on his final list of invited players, is anticipating the next couple days as he steps up the preparations for the encounter.
The team is carded to train at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on Sunday and head coach Russell Latapy will address the local media at a press conference at the Crowne Plaza on Monday afternoon at 2pm.
With Wednesday’s encounter being such a vital one for the “Soca Warriors” midfielder Edwards is emphasizing the need for continued support from the public.
“It’s an absolutely critical game for us and we need everyone on board. I don’t see any reason why people should not want to continue their support. It’s far from over but we need to make things better for ourselves by getting a victory on Wednesday,” Edwards told TTFF Media.
“I know for sure the players will give their all because we know how important three points will be on the day. The gaffer has been getting the rest of the squad ready and the players arriving to join the final team know for sure that they have to pick their game up and try to push on. The last two games were not bad in terms of performance but we didn’t get the results we wanted. This time we have to make it all count on Wednesday,” Edwards said.