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T&T defender Hoyte
Gillingham have bolstered their
squad with the signing of Soca
Warriors defender Gavin Hoyte on
a five-month contract.
Right-back Hoyte, 24, is a prod-
uct of Arsenal's academy, but
spent the last two years at Da-
genham & Redbridge.
He has joined the Gills on a deal
until January 18.
Boss Peter Taylor said: "I'm
pleased to have Gavin on board.
He's trained with us for a couple
of weeks and has a lot of games
under his belt."
Hoyte was on trial with
Southend United over the sum-
mer after rejecting a new contract
He had been with the Daggers
for two seasons, signing on for
them in 2012 following his release
from Arsenal, playing 68 Football
He made his one and only Arse-
nal league appearance in Novem-
ber 2008, starting in a 3-0 defeat
to Manchester City. His three
other appearances for the north
London side were in the Carling
Loan spells at Watford,
Brighton, Lincoln and AFC Wim-
bledon followed before joining
being released in 2012.
Hoyte played youth football for
England but in the summer ap-
peared for T&T during their tour of
South America, with games
against Argentina and Iran.
In June he was a substitute
against Argentina, who were
preparing for the World Cup, com-
ing up against the likes of Lionel
He could be involved on Tues-
day night against Swindon, if reg-
istered in time, but Taylor does
have Matt Fish as an option at
right back. Fish came through Sat-
urday's game unscathed after re-
covering from a knee injury.
Molino hopes to
mirror MLS success
After setting a USL PRO record
in 2013 for the most goals scored
in a single season, Dom Dwyer re-
turned to Sporting Kansas City
from his Orlando City SC loan
stint a new man.
Orlando City midfielder, T&T in-
ternational Kevin Molino, the first
MLS-signee for the club, hopes to
have the same sort of crossover
success when the expansion Lions
move up to Major League Soccer
next season. On Saturday,
Molino's goal in the 19th minute in
a 3-1 over Harrisburg City gave
him a record-tying 15 on the sea-
Molino is currently tied with
Dwyer and former New York Red
Bulls forward Jose Angulo of the
Pittsburgh Riverhounds for the
most goals scored in a USL PRO
season with six league matches
left. Dwyer has netted 16 goals so
far this year in his first full season
as a starter with Sporting KC.
"Kevin's actually starting now to
do what we've asked of him," Or-
lando City head coach Adrian
Heath said after Saturday's
match. "He's got incredible ability.
We've always said he should score
more goals, and now he's starting
to put that into his game, another
layer on top of what he's already
Molino has done his best to de-
flect any attention from his stellar
season by focusing on the aspira-
tions of the team, even as fans
and Dwyer, who reached out to
Molino by text message last week
to wish him luck in his pursuit of
the mark, have been rooting for
his individual success along the
"It [doesn't] matter if I score
anymore," said the T&T interna-
tional. "We're just trying to go on
and win the league and [get]
home advantage for the playoffs,
but I'm delightful for being [tied]
for the record right now."
Molino has scored in 11 of 21
matches this season, including a hat
trick against Charlotte on May 21 and
braces against both Charlotte (Aug. 2)
and the FC Dallas Reserves (April 22).
He also leads the team with seven as-
sists and is tops among all players in
USL PRO with 37 points.
"What you put into it is what you're
going to get out of it," Molino said. "In
the offseason I put in a lot of work to
get the success so far, but it isn't fin-
Orlando City sit atop the USL PRO
table with a 16-2-4 mark (52 points)
and have secured a home playoff game
in the first round of the USL PRO post-
season on Sept. 13.
for role in Port Vale's
Former T&T international Christo-
pher Birchall says nothing but his best
will be good enough if he's to have a
chance of keeping his place in Micky
Adams's exciting new Port Vale team.
Birchall who represented T&T at the
2006 Fifa World Cup in Germany but
retired from the national team earlier
this year was set to line up for the
Valiants at Oldham last night having
impressed on the right of midfield in
Saturday's 3-1 win at Doncaster.
The 30-year-old has hardly put a
foot wrong in his two appearances of
the campaign, having also started in
last week's 6-2 demolition of Hartle-
pool in the Capital One Cup.
However he is well aware there is
fierce competition for places out wide
after manager Adams brought in Mark
Marshall, Colin Daniel and Byron Moore
during the summer.
Marshall and Birchall did an excellent
job on the left and right respectively at
Doncaster, but Daniel is fit again after
an ankle injury and Moore is also get-
ting close to a call-up to the squad hav-
ing missed pre-season on
compassionate grounds following the
death of his brother Louis.
Birchall said: "I am happy to have the
shirt, but I am not kidding myself. I
think if Byron was fit and had done all
of pre-season then he would be the
one out there playing and I would be
fighting to get into the team.
"But I feel like I had a good pre-sea-
son. I played well and got my fitness
and the manager has seen that.
"I am enjoying playing, but I know
that I have to play exceptionally really
to keep my place.
"Sometimes that can be frustrating,
but it is just the nature of it here at
"There are a lot of players trying to
take the shirt because we have good
Despite his modesty, there's no
doubt Birchall has been doing an im-
portant job for the team.
The Vale youth graduate is more of a
right-sided midfielder than a winger,
but his intelligent and hard-working
performance was important as Vale
impressed just as such defensively as
they did going forward.
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