Trinidad & Tobago National Senior Football Team starlet and W Connection player Shahdon Winchester has been offered a trial by Celtic Football Club of the Scottish Premier league.
The ex-Naparima College striker was scouted early in the 2010 TT Pro League Season and the legendary “Old Firm” powerhouse have moved forward their interest by extending an invitation to him to join them for a two week trial.
Having been at W Connection’s youth academy since age eight, he made his first senior appearance for the club at the age of sixteen.
He has also represented his club in the prestigious CONCACAF Champions League in 2009. Shahdon has represented T&T at the National Under-14, Under-15 and Under-17 levels.
Winchester’s talent has not escaped the eyes of National coach Russel Latapy, and is a current member of the senior national set up preparing for the upcoming Digicel Caribbean Cup.
Shahdon leaves on Sunday for Glasgow, Scotland, hoping to impress and secure a permanent dream move to join Celtic Football Club.
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Celtic trial for young Trinidadian striker.
Shahdon Winchester will spend two weeks at Celtic as he bids to win a move from W Connection to the SPL.
Celtic boss Neil Lennon will cast his eye over another young prospect as Trinidad striker Shahdon Winchester arrives on trial this week. The 18-year-old will spend two weeks at Lennoxtown as he attempts to win a move to Scotland.
Winchester, who is already part of Trinidad and Tobago’s full team under former Rangers and Hibernian playmaker Russell Latapy, plays with W Connection, a club he has been with since he was eight years old.
Having made his debut at the age of 17, Winchester has scored twice this season in three appearances and was watched by Celtic scouts in action for Connection. In 2009, he also had a 10-day trial with Braga, the team who knocked Lennon’s side out of this season’s Champions League.
Connection have a growing reputation for producing young players, having sold Kenwyne Jones to Southampton in 2004. Now David John Williams, president of Winchester’s club, believes Winchester could eclipse Jones and become a big hit in Glasgow, if his trial results in a move.
“If Shahdon is successful, it could be a big move for him,” Williams told the official website of the T&T Pro League. “It would be much bigger than when Kenwyne Jones left for Southampton.
“Celtic is a massive club in terms of world football and I am confident in Shahdon’s talent. He is going into an environment that is English speaking and that’s going to make him even more comfortable.”