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Whitley: Good to be back
« on: March 20, 2008, 05:48:00 PM »
Whitley: Good to be back    

After more than a year off the international scene, Trinidad and Tobago midfielder Aurtis Whitley feels good to be back.
The 2006 World Cup player fitted in well with a host of new players that featured against El Salvador on Wednesday night at the Marvin Lee Stadium. T&T won the match 1-0 courtesy a stunning second half free-kick but United Petrotrin midfielder Keon Daniel.
”It feels good,” Whitley told media officials following his team’s victory. Whitley who wore the captain’s armband said that it didn’t make much difference wearing the armband, he just wanted to play.
”I fell we played really well. It was a really good performance by the players, especially with a young bunch. We went out and played to the coaches’ plans,” he said.
Whitley who finished last season with W Connection hinted on resurgence for both club and country in 2008, and his return to the national team could well be a start.
He pointed out National team debutant and Charleston Battery forward Randi Paterson as player of the match against El Salvador.
Patterson who believed he did enough to impress the T&T coaches for another selection said, “At first I was a little bit nervous. But I thought I played pretty well. I should have scored a couple goals and have some assists but I didn’t.”

Aurtis Whitley and Randi Patterson - T&T vs El Salvador
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