Darryl Roberts with National Team

Roberts eyeing T&T-Jamaica clash on march 26.
By: Shaun Fuentes (TTFF).

Dutch-based striker Darryl Roberts says he’s hoping to make a good impression on Francisco Maturana in Trinidad and Tobago’s friendly international away to Jamaica on March 26.
Roberts, unable to make the 0-0 draw with Guadeloupe in February, says he’s certain to make the trip to Kingston. The former Liberty player has six goals for Sparta Rotterdam in the Dutch League this season but has not enjoyed too much success from a team standpoint.
“It’s been tough but we are in there battling and it’s good for my development,” Roberts told TTFF Media.
“Right now it’s a dog fight because it’s only like four or five points separating the teams in the relegation zone and e have to get as much points as we can during this period. Getting six goals has been good but I would like to do more for the club,” Roberts added. International duty is still a priority for the former Fatima man.
“I really want to try and make a statement and show what I can do. The Digicel and Gold Cup experience was really good but now World Cup qualifiers is the real thing and I want to be part of that. I will be coming for the Jamaica game and I intend to work hard and hopefully make a good impression on the new coach. I think the game will be an important one for us even though results may not be that important at this stage. The coach will still be looking to build the best team possible so a good performance is always important. Putting on the red, white and black is something I am looking forward to doing,” he added.
Meantime, defender Avery John left Dundee this week after a short trial at the Scottish club. And defender Brent Sancho is scheduled to head back out to Scotland this coming week, likely to sign on at a club that will subsequently announce the deal.
“There is something in the making and it seems this time there will be a good outcome. I have been around some clubs the last few weeks. I just got back from Romania but the conditions were not suitable so my next option will be Scotland again,” said Sancho who was also in training with Sunderland some weeks back.
Meantime, ex-US-based College player Makan Hislop, a member of the team at the 2007 Digicel Cup, joined the T&T team in training this week and played in a scrimmage with W Connection on Wednesday with the Nationals winning 1-0 courtesy a Hughton Hector strike. The latter was invited as a late addition to the team. US-based player Randi Patterson has already indicated his willingness to come for the friendly with El Salvador at the Marvin Lee Stadium on March 19. But Robbie Findley has again turned down the invitation and is set to join the US Olympic team camp for upcoming CONCACAF final round action.


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