A 24 man Reggae Boyz squad has been called up for Jamaica ahead of their vital World Cup Qualifiers against Panama on March 22 and Costa Rica on March 26. It includes one new invitee and 2 others.
Luton Shelton, Jermaine Beckford and new invitee Lloyd Doyley have been added to the squad for Jamaica’s crucial World Cup Qualifiers at the end of March.
29 year old 6 foot 2 inch striker Jermaine Beckford was called up to Jamaica’s squad vs Mexico however a hamstring injury a week before the encounter threw away his chance of making his debut. However a sturdy rehabilitation has got Jermaine back in the gym and back to training with Huddersfield Town and to get some minutes under his belt before he represents Jamaica.
The former Everton FC striker is agile, quick and is a clinical finisher on goal. He is a player that will certainly show CONCACAF that Jamaica has a potent goal scorer on their hands. Expect fireworks from this man.
Lloyd Doyley is a 30 year old versatile defender who plays for Watford FC in the Championship in England. Doyley can operate anywhere along the back 4, but he has seen majority of his success as a right back and as a centre half. Doyley also will not have a problem fitting into Jamaica’s system and tactics as Doyley plays with Nyron Nosworthy at Watford and also played with Adrian Mariappa for 5 seasons. Adrian Mariappa who is a close friend of Doyley says Doyley is “the best defender I have ever played with”.
Jamaica’s leading goal scorer Luton Shelton is also back from a knee injury as Jamaica has another dimension to their venomous attack. Shelton who has 35 goals in 70 appearances for Jamaica will be looking to inject not only his blistering pace but also experience as he has faced Panama and Costa Rica on numerous occasions and will be looking to give valuable advice to the teammates on the tactical approach needed.
These injections into the Reggae Boyz unit is without a doubt is a delight and Jamaica can expect a hardworking unit with quality in all elements.
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