The T&T Under-20 squad has been trimmed to 34 players at least for the early phase of preparation ahead of the Under-20 CONCACAF Qualifiers in June/July.
Coach Angus Eve and his staff are now set to move over to the sister-isle of Tobago to continue scouting. They will then travel to the United States for overseas screening for players with T&T parentage.
Eve has seen over 500 players to date from screening in Trinidad alone. And from this amount he has narrowed down the list to 34 which includes midfielder Molik Khan, goalkeeper Rashean Sandy, Dante Gilbert and Nathaniel James, all of whom currently train with the senior national team preparing for the CONCACAF Nations League later this year.
According to Eve on Friday: " The enthusiasm shown by all the kids was great. We had almost 500 kids in Trinidad alone from the various five zones. Tobago is going on as we speak. I am supposed to go up there, the members of the staff are supposed to go up there on the 28th and 29th of January and then we move over to the United States to look at kids who have parentage and who want to reprsent T&T.
In this phase we picked out 34 players. We had four of them here today, Nathaniel James is with the senior team, Dante Gilbert, Rashean Sandy, a goalkeeper who is out of the US and Molik Khan.
They were with the senior team and they don't look out of place whatsoever, so what we're preparing for is that time when we play in late June early July."