Tue, Jun

Well aware that he is the youngest striker in the T&T team, former Under 20 skipper Kenwyne Jones is raring to go in Saturday’s 2006 World Cup qualifier against Panama.

Jones remembers his stint at Manchester United alongside Nkosi Blackman and Jerol Forbes back in early 2002. Now he could just be the man partnering Yorke up front for T&T, if coach Leo Beenhakker decides to use both men in the attack in the qualifiers against Panama and Mexico.

“At the moment, the training has been hectic, but it’s something we have to put ourselves up for because it is important that we mesh good as a team for the games coming up.

“Whatever position I am given to play, I try to give it my best shot and hope it benefits the team.

“Whether it’s Dwight, Stern (John) or whichever player I have a chance to play alongside, I will still try to perform at my best and learn off them as well,” Jones said.

Coming off his loan deal with Stoke City, Jones said that he will rejoin the Southampton club for pre-season training in July. He ended the recent season with 12 goals.