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St. Ann’s Rangers

Still a top pair of gloves, Cleon John foils Wendy's Player of the Month

Photo: Sheyna Weston, marketing manager at Desk Restaurants—franchise holder of Wendy’s (Trinidad and Tobago), presents MIC-IT St. Ann’s Rangers goalkeeper Cleon John with June 2017 Wendy's Player of the Month vouchers at Wendy’s Ariapita Avenue restaurant in Woodbrook on Sep. 15. At far left is Julia Baptiste, general secretary of the TT Pro League and at the extreme right is TTPL CEO Dexter Skeene.

MIC-IT St. Ann’s Rangers goalkeeper Cleon John has been voted the Wendy’s Player of the Month for June in the 2017 Pro League season.

Despite being the shot-stopper for bottom of the table Rangers, John has tallied the most points gathered from coaches and match officials for the month of June to take the honour.

The 35-year-old over-looked Trinidad and Tobago international was honoured at Wendy's Ariapita Avenue outlet in Woodbrook on Friday.

“The mentality I have [keeps me driven] and the players around me who does push me to [do better]," said John, who was recently influential in Rangers’ 1-0 win over Morvant Caledonia United last Sunday with a number of crucial stops.

The Diego Martin-born John said while joining Rangers last season came a surprise to many, it was in fact a personal challenge for him.

“Rangers are one of my home clubs and [they] are a club people always watch as down,” said the former Defence Force, San Juan Jabloteh and North East Stars goalkeeper. “So I [joined] to give my experience and to try and bring them back up as one of the top teams in the Pro League.”

John said it is a great feeling that people continue to notice his performances. “My ambition is to continue to always work hard and to try and always be a top goalkeeper in Trinidad and Tobago and to keep Rangers up in the Pro League to [try and] win Cups. [Also] I will always be working hard to get call-ups to the national team,” ended the Rangers keeper.

Photo: MIC-IT St. Ann’s Rangers goalkeeper Cleon John.