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Striker Kenwyne Jones in action for Trinidad & Tobago against El Salvador

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11:10 12th July 2013

Striker Jones hoping to end Trinidad's Gold Cup winless streak

KENWYNE JONES’ Trinidad & Tobago will look to end their 10-game winless streak in Gold Cup matches when they face Haiti in Miami later today.

Their last victory in the competition came in 2000 when they beat Costa Rica 2-1 in the quarter-finals but after a disappointing 2-2 draw with El Salvador in their opening group game in midweek, they are in desperate need of that elusive victory.

Trinidad were indebted to Potters striker Jones for that point as he bagged last-gasp equaliser to avoid what would have been a major upset.

Coach Stephen Hart admits: "I cannot stress the importance of the game. It’s game two and we all know what is at stake.

"I think at times we possessed the ball well in some spurts, but we were not as consistent as I know we can be. We got ourselves into some good attacking positions as the game went on, so that for me was very positive."

Jones is likely to spearhead Trinidad’s attack against Haiti, while his Club colleague Brek Shea is waiting to discover whether he will figure in the USA’s game against Cuba tomorrow.

The winger was deployed as a substitute as the US opened their Gold Cup campaign by hammering Belize 6-1 earlier in the week.

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