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Hoyte stays positive after Millwall exit.
« on: May 14, 2015, 02:00:28 AM »
Hoyte stays positive after Millwall exit.
By Shaun Fuentes (Guardian).


Mere days after being announced as one of the 18 players released from Millwall Football club, national team defender Justin Hoyte says hes already put the club behind him and is looking ahead to another chapter in his professional career.

Millwall was relegated from the English Championship Division. Also being released by the club was Carlos Edwards and Jamaican Ricardo Fuller.

Hoyte said yesterday that he was already considering a couple options before him as he hopes to find a new club soon.

I can only see my career going in one direction and that is back on track and getting back to my best, Hoyte said.

I want to be back playing week in, week out like I had been before I went to Millwall, whether that be still in England, the MLS or somewhere else.

It wasn't a shock that I wasn't going to re-sign at Millwall but my time there has been a learning experience for me and one I'll take in a positive way. Its been a hard, rough time back but I'll take it and move on now, said the former Arsenal defender.

Hoyte said he was thankful for being considered by T&T head coach Stephen Hart and is looking forward to the upcoming 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup and 2018 World Cup campaign. Hart noted that Hoyte was one of T&Ts most consistent performer during the recent friendly with Panama.

Im looking to get to that club when I can then enjoy my football again and gain some form of consistency and be treated in the right with respect. I would like to thank my family and close friends for helping me through a rough time at Millwall and thanks to the Trinidad national team coach who has kept his faith with me and is one coach I really enjoy playing under. I think T&T has a good way to go with him at the helm, Hoyte said.

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Burton Albion take Justin Hoyte on trial
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2015, 07:39:26 PM »
Burton Albion take Justin Hoyte on trial
By Ashley Wilkinson (Burton Mail)


DEFENDER Justin Hoyte is training with Burton Albion.

The former Arsenal and Middlesbrough full-back was released in the summer by relegated Millwall.

Hoyte has not yet been offered a deal at the Pirelli Stadium as his trial has only recently begun.

Brewers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has been searching for cover at right-back, where Phil Edwards starts for Albion.

Dutch-Surinamese defender Kelvin Maynard suffered a season-ending anterior cruciate ligament injury in the 3-1 pre-season friendly defeat to Derby County.

That was a major blow to the side and to Maynard who had impressed in several roles over pre-season, including right-back.

Hoyte, who can play on the right or left side of defence, has 15 caps for the Trinidad and Tobago national team, most recently playing against Panama in March.

Hasselbaink believes the 30-year-old can add plenty of experience to his side but warned that it is early days yet.

"We've got Justin Hoyte training with us at the moment," confirmed the Brewers manager.

"He has that experience at right-back but there is no deal done and nothing has been offered at the moment.

"He's just training with us, getting fit and seeing if he likes it here.

"We need cover for Phil (Edwards) which we don't really have now and he can also play left-back, which is quite handy.

"Losing Kelvin was a big blow, so we need some cover in that area if we can.

"He's only trained once. It was a good training session but we didn't do a lot as it was the day before the (Blackpool) game."
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Hasselbaink looks at deal for Justin Hoyte
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2015, 12:46:03 PM »
Hasselbaink looks at deal for Justin Hoyte as Burton Albion head to transfer deadline day
Burton Mail


JIMMY Floyd Hasselbaink is not expecting much more transfer business for Burton Albion.

The Brewers have brought 12 players into the squad this summer in positions across the pitch.

Four of those have been loan deals with eight players signing permanent contracts at the Pirelli Stadium.

The transfer window slams shut on Tuesday, September 1 at 6pm and Hasselbaink may look to bring in one more player to cover the right-back position.

Former Arsenal defender Justin Hoyte is currently training with the squad and Hasselbaink is considering whether to offer the 30-year-old a deal.

"You never know (if one more will come in) as you're always looking," said Hasselbaink.

"There might be one more coming in but there's not going to be a lot of movement.

"We don't know yet (about Hoyte). It will be a hard one.

"We had Kelvin Maynard who got injured for the rest of this season, so do we get another right-back in to cover and compete with Phil? Or do we do it in-house?

"To have Justin training allows us to have a look at him. It is interesting to have someone come in with those characteristics.

"He wants to come in and wants to play football, and it's possible."
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