UK-based Daniel Johnson, Bobby Reid, get maiden Reggae Boyz call

By August 30, 2019
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United Kingdom-based players Daniel Johnson and Bobby Reid have received maiden calls to Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz squad for their CONCACAF Nations League group games against Antigua and Barbuda early next month.

Jamaica is set to face Antigua and Barbuda in Jamaica on September 6 before taking on Guyana in Guyana on September 9.

Johnson, 26, was born in St Andrew, Jamaica, but migrated to the UK as a child.

The midfielder started playing at the Aston Villa Academy where he impressed as a youth player and later went on to join their first team in the BPL. Rated as one of the best number elevens in the Championship, Johnson played for a number of clubs before settling with Preston North End in 2015.

Reid, 26, a Jamaican by descent, grew up in Easton, an inner-city section of Bristol known for its strong Caribbean/Jamaican culture.

During his time at Bristol, he played on loan for a number of teams before being transferred to Cardiff City and he made his EPL debut in the 2017-2018

The forward has always felt the love and acceptance of Jamaicans and it was not a hard decision for him to make to play for Jamaica.

Adrian Mariappa, who was a member of Jamaica's last World Cup campaign and the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup final, has been recalled to the squad that will assemble will assemble in Montego Bay on September 2, for a three-day training camp beginning on September 3 ahead of the first fixture.

The full squad includes: Andre Blake (Philadelphia Union), Amal Knight (UWI FC), Fabion McCarthy (UWI FC), Jeadine White (Humble Lion FC), Damion Lowe (IK Start), Adrian Mariappa (Watford FC), Kemar Lawrence (New York Red Bulls), Shaun Francis (Louisville City FC), Devon Williams (Louisville City FC), Alvas Powell (FC Cincinnati), Daniel Johnson (Preston North End FC), Andre Lewis (Portmore United FC), Je-Vaughn Watson (OKC Energy FC), Leon Bailey (Bayer Leverkusen), Alex Marshall (Cavalier FC), Bobby Reid (Fulham FC), Junior Flemmings (Phoenix Rising FC), Brian Brown (Partizani Tirana), Dever Orgill (MKE Ankaragucu), Corey Burke (Philadelphia Union), Shamar Nicholson (R. Charleroi S.C.), Peter Vassell (Los Angeles FC), and Kevaughn Isaacs (Mount Pleasant FC).

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