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Britto joins W Connection

TRINIDAD AND Tobago Under-20 footballer Jerrel Britto has joined his national youth team strike partner Shahdon Winchester at W Connection ahead of the 2011-2012 Digicel Pro League season.

The 19-year-old duo are due to carry the attacking mantle of the youthful looking team when the season kicks off on August 26.

Britto left Jabloteh in February and waited until the off-season before determining his immediate future, and has decided to join the ex-Pro League champs.

Connection coach Stuart Charles-Fevrier, in a Pro League website article, noted, “I see Britto more as a specialist goal-scorer and I think he will definitely help us in that aspect of our game.”

The veteran St Lucian coach continued, “he has always been one of the quality youngsters on the island. And we saw him as a plus in joining our club.”

Connection failed to claim a title last season, and the team has responded by giving their young players an opportunity to shine, with teenagers Neil Benjamin, Aden Noel, Kellon Alexander and Jamal John promoted to the ‘senior’ team while 18-year-old Jomal Williams joins from Trendsetter Hawks and 20-year-old Jelani Grovesnor from Defence Force.

“It’s a very, very young squad,” said W Connection owner/president David John-Williams. “It’s not necessary the result, but the performance on the pitch will speak for itself.”

National duo Hughton Hector and Kern Cupid, as well as evergreen St Lucian defender Elijah Joseph and forward Matthew Bartholomew will be the mainstays in the team, while Hashim Arcia, Kemuel Rivers, Kerron Cummings, Akeem Benjamin and Joevin Jones remain from last season.

Mekeil Williams, the TT Under-23 defender, goalkeeper Aquilius Sylvester and Andre Quashie, all free agents, were added to fold from Ma Pau, FC South End and Joe Public respectively.

Charles-Fevrier noted, “they definitely will be part of the ‘senior’ squad, but more on a development system. They are players that we are looking at closely. We were impressed by their attitudes towards the game and their level of play and decided to make them part of the senior team set-up.”

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