Young Squad For Panama

Marc Purcell
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A young squad has been picked to play Panama on Tuesday night. The squad will consist of seven under 23 players. Four players have been forced to pull out of the squad they include: Gary Glasgow and Derek King because of trials (see below). Also, Shaka Hislop and Evans Wise are out because of club commitments.

There are six foreign based players in the squad they include: England based skipper Anthony Rougier (Port Vale), Switzerland based Jerren Nixon (FC Zurich), Scotland based Marvin Andrews (Raith Rovers), Finland based Brent Sancho (Terverit FC) and United States based duo Stern John and Ansil Elcock, both of the Columbus Crew.

The game versus Panama is a re-scheduled encounter because of the Jamaica Football Federation cancellation of it's Caribbean derby match with the Soca Warriors.

In other team news Trinidad and Tobago defeated Barbados 4-0 in Olympic qualifying. The return encounter is on October 17th in Barbados.

Player moves in the works

Trinidad and Tobago players are looking for big moves to European clubs soon. Last week we reported that Angus Eve signed a contract with Chester in the English third division and of trial offers to Micheal McCormie and Mickey Trotman to Germany.

This week three more players have chance to play elsewhere. Brent Shancho with Finnish first division team Mapo 47 has a chance to play for Dutch club Willem II or a Belgium club from January to March next year on a loan basis.

Sancho a defensive stand-out with St. Johns University last year was also courted by a Seria B club in Italy.

Today comes word that defender Derek King and Gary Glasgow are headed to England for trails. King is headed to English Premiership club Southampton and Glasgow to Sheffield Wednesday.

King has been a mainstay of T&T's defense since his debut versus South Africa in May. Glasgow has recently concluded his second year in the A-league.

The Glasgow move to Wednesday is seen as a way of preserving cost. Manager Danny Wilson believes that it is much cheaper to go on the foreign market than to develop home grown talent.

In other player moves Clint Marcelle has joined English second division squad Scunthorpe United on a month's loan.