CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh’s Lester Peltier and Jason Marcano have left Trinidad on Wednesday for England on a two week trial with Third Division Club Millwall FC.
According to Millwall club officials 18 year old Lester Peltier would join up with the under-20 team and 23 year old Jason Marcano with join the senior team where they would be screened very excessively with other talents in England.
Coach Terry Fenwick of the TT Pro League Club San Juan Jabloteh who accompanied the players on the England trip explained to ‘ttproleague.com’ his decision to choose both Marcano and Peltier for these trials.
“They are two of the biggest talents in Trinidad and Tobago football at the moment. They both have had a fantastic season with Jabloteh and I’m sure that they will soon be knocking on the door of the Trinidad and Tobago national team very soon.”
“This is now a wonderful opportunity for these guys to go out and experience professional football outside of Trinidad and Tobago,” he said.
Fenwick also believes both players will do well and hopes that Millwall will accept them saying, “Marcano and Peltier are two very talented youngsters and I’m expecting them to work very hard. They need to step up because they would be exposed to a very disciplined organization at Millwall and I’m hoping they both have a great experience and do very well. I’m also hoping that Millwall will come back with a very hefty offer for them,” said the Englishman.
The former England player also explained that these trials were made possible through his strong contacts in the UK saying, “I have good contacts in the UK with thirty-five years of professional football under my belt. I also have a good relationship with the director of the Millwall football Club and we thought this was a great way to link the youth academies together,” said the Jabloteh Coach.
He also believes that the relationship between Jabloteh and Millwall would be fruitful for the local club saying, “Football is very popular here in Trinidad and Tobago, but not well supported, so we need to lean on better quality Leagues and better financed Clubs that will benefit us here in Trinidad and Tobago and also get our local players overseas on bigger better contracts, and this is what we are working towards at CL Financial San Juan Jabloteh,” added Fenwick.
Millwall’s Director Jeff Burnige who made the trip to Trinidad along with his Youth Director Joe Little and two other Club officials were delighted to take the Trinidadian pair on the trials and explained to ‘ttproleague.com’ what will happen over the next couple of weeks.
“I believe it’s a great opportunity for us and Jabloteh seeing the great players that they are able to produce. Over the next couple of days they would have to acclimatize to English conditions as they go into training with our professional players. Probably in the case of Lester Peltier he would train with our under18, under 19 squads and in the case of Jason Marcano he would train with the senior team because he is older. We would have our scouts at these sessions and after the two weeks we would see where it goes from there,” ended Burnidge.