Winchester delighted over return to Finnish League

Trinidad and Tobago forward Shahdon Winchester is feeling upbeat over his latest move to Finnish Premier League club SJK Seinajoki for the remainder of the 2018 season with an option  to extend his stay for next season.

Winchester is coming off a period in Azerbaijan with Ganja-based club Kepaz PFK where things didn’t quite go according to plan and now he’s anticipating the change in environment.

“I’m very much ecstatic about the new move,” he told TTFA Media.

“I have a bit of knowledge of the club, not too much but having played before in the Finnish League with Jaro, I got to know a little about them in relation to the standards of the club,their intentions,their ambitions as well as how they treat their players. For so me being a part of the club is a very satisfying and grateful feeling,” Winchester said.

Shahdon Winchester with a couple of his new teammates in Finland.

The former W Connection and Naparima College striker recalled his season in Azerbaijan as a less than fulfilling one.

“To be honest my previous stint in Azerbaijan wasn’t to my liking. I would have gained experience in dealing with difficult situations away from home before but was this was not the best for me. Being based in Finland before was partially the reason for returning as well as other key reasons which I’m all very much comfortable with and looking forward to enjoying playing again,” he added.

With the friendly coming up against United Arab Emirates in September and the CONCACAF Nations League and Gold Cup to follow in 2019, Winchester is all to keen to put on the national colours again.

“Words can’t describe my anticipation for the rest of 2018 and 2019 as in where international football is concern with the Concacaf Nations League and Gold Cup. I have some anxiety building up in me also but as I said, words won’t do justice in me explaining my anticipation of putting on the national shirt again for international football,” he said.

The 26-year-old from Princes Town has six goals in 24 appearances for Trinidad and Tobago.