Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : July 11th 2013 Contents "I have no regrets. I've just kept on working hard
at my game and hopefully I can continue to improve
and keep representing the national team and also
excel at the club level," Williams said.
Tim Kee commends
Lawrence on Everton switch
T&T's Dennis Lawrence will join Roberto Martinez's
coaching staff at Everton in a move which TTFA
president Raymond Tim Kee says will auger well for
this country in the future.
Everton confirmed last week that Graeme Jones,
Inaki Bergara, Kevin Reeves and Richard Evans had
all followed Martinez from Wigan to Goodison Park.
Wigan were keen to keep hold of Lawrence, estab-
lishing himself as a key member of the set-up at the
New Wigan boss Owen Coyle was also keen to
include the former T&T international in his plans
for the side and hoped to keep him in his coaching
staff but Lawrence will continue his relationship
Lawrence is highly-rated by Martinez and he sees
the former Wrexham and Swansea defender as one
of the most innovative coaches around.
Tim Kee, currently at the Concacaf Gold Cup in
the United States, commended Lawrence on his latest
"This is definitely another positive development
in Dennis Lawrence's coaching career that can only
bode well for young T&T footballers and coaches
aspiring to perform on the highest level as he will
undoubtedly be keen on sharing the knowledge and
experience he is acquiring," Tim Kee stated.
Roberts says T&T
Turkish-based player Darryl Roberts didn't make
the starting line up for T&T in Monday's 2-2 draw
with El Salvador at the Concacaf Gold Cup but when
he did make a second half appearance, he was impres-
sive and almost got himself on the scoresheet with
his second touch of the match.
Roberts replaced Kevon Carter on the right and
had an immediate impact in T&T's play.
"It was just one of those things where I came on
my best foot forward," Roberts said.
"Generally we are pleased to have come from a
goal down to secure a point but we know we can
do better. I think the team will be in a better state
for the next game against Haiti on Friday. We believe
in our ability and the coaching staff has played a
part in helping us prepare and believe as well," he
"We will continue to see ourselves advancing from
the opening stage and hopefully go on to greater
Wrexham signs a second
Wrexham boss Andy Morrel has signed a winger,
who reminds him of Wrexham legend Carlos Edwards.
Theo Bailey-Jones spent a large part of last season
training with Wrexham and has signed a six-month
contract after impressing Morrell.
The 19-year-old was with Irlam Town of the North
West Counties league and also trialled with Birm-
ingham City Under-21s last season while he has also
spent time at Northwich Victoria, Crewe and Man-
chester City earlier in his career.
Bailey-Jones is a pacy winger, who Morrell believes
is in the same mould as Edwards, a team-mate in
Wrexham's 2002-3 promotion winning side.
"We are going to sign Theo until Christmas as a
first year pro and see how he does," said Morrell.
"We like the look of him. Theo trained with the
youngsters last season when he was here, played for
the reserves a few times and also trained with the
first team a few times.
"I think he has got something and he reminds me
of Carlos with his big loping runs and he is quick
so we will see how he goes. A few of the lads were
impressed with him, they said he had no fear and
it is his naivety that we like," Morrel said
Edwards was also impressed saying: "It's obviously
good to know Wrexham can compare me with a
young, bright talent. I shared some great moments
with that club. That's where my career started in
the UK and I'll always keep them close to me."
Shaun Fuentes is the media officer for Soca
definitely had a great
moment and maybe one
of the best of the match
at the Red Bull Arena on
Monday night. His
tremendous one hand
reflex save to deny Mark
Blanco s close range
overhead kick in the
closing stages was a def-
inite highlight and the
save of the tournament
"I just reacted. It was
pure instinct at the time," said the St
Ann's Rangers custodian.
"There was no way a defeat would
have been a good result and I had to
do my part to pay back the boys for
their efforts in the
match. We conceded
twice but we stuck to the
task and every player
gave a whole-hearted
effort. I felt proud and
the moment I made the
save I know there was
no way we were going
"I think we can def-
initely go on to play bet-
ter in the remaining
games an try to seal one
of the places for the next
stage," Williams added.
Williams regained the number one
place after being sidelined following
his exit from W Connection which saw
him move to St Ann's Rangers.
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THE PRO LOOK
Williams: I just reacted
The Soca Warriors starting line-up poses for a team-photo before their Concacaf Gold Cup Group B opener
against El Salvador at Red Bull Arena, Harrison, New Jersey on Monday night. The match ended 2-2. Back
row standing are Kenwyne Jones, Jan-Michael Williams (goalkeeper), Carlyle Mitchell, Seon Power and
Keon Daniel. Front row are Carlos Edwards, Justin Hoyte, Kevon Carter, Joevin Jones, Khaleem Hyland and
Densill Theobald (captain).
T&T's Darryl Roberts, right, with teammate Kenwyne Jones, centre, during a
practice session in New Jersey before the Soca Warriors match against El Salvador
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