Ravel Morrison heads a list of four newcomers that have been named in a 24-man Reggae Boyz squad that will be prepared for two matches against Saudi Arabia on November 14 and 17 in Riyad.

The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) released the names of the selected players today.

Morrison, a midfielder, finally gets his maiden cap for the Jamaican squad after years of uncertainty over his availability. Team manager Roy Simpson said the player indicated Morrison was the one who reached out to the JFF saying he was now ready to represent Jamaica.

“He indicated to us that he had sorted out his situation. He is consistently playing now and is ready for his international debut.

Gregory Leigh, the nephew of Dr Warren Blake, President of the Jamaica Athletic Administrative Association (JAAA), also gets his maiden call up for Jamaica. Simpson explained that Leigh, who plays for Aberdeen in the Scottish League, visited Jamaica on holiday and fell in love with the country. The JFF engaged him and the consensus was that he had a lot to offer at the left back position for Jamaica.

Forward Norman Campbell of FK Grafic was first invited to the national squad in February this year but the former Harbour View FC player unable to accept the invitation because he was travelling to Europe for a club trial. Simpson said the time is now right for him to become involved with the team.

Preston North End mid-fielder Daniel Johnson, Simpson said, had always expressed an interest in representing the Reggae Boyz.

According to the JFF, the local-based players will be tested for the Covid-19 virus on November 4 and will be sequestered along with some staff members at the UWI/JFF Captain Horace Burrell Centre of Excellence until they depart on November 6. 

The full squad is: Amal Knight (San Diego Loyal), Dennis Taylor (Humble Lion), Dwayne Miller (Syrianska FC), Kemar Lawrence (Anderlecht), Gregory Leigh (Aberdeen), Oniel Fisher (DC United), Alvas Powell (Inter Miami FC), Adrian Mariappa (Watford), Damion Lowe (Phoenix Rising), Michael Hector (Fulham), Daniel Johnson (Preston North End), Kevon Lambert (Phoenix Rising), Jahshaun Anglin (Harbour View FC), Ricardo Morris (Portmore United), Leon Bailey (Bayern Leverkusen), Kaheem Parris (Krka), Ravel Morrison (ADO Den Haag), Junior Flemmings (Phoenix Rising), Kemal Malcolm (Arnett Gardens FC), Lamar Walker (Portmore United), Bobby Reid (Fulham), Shamar Nicholson (R. Charleroi SC), Javon East (Santos de Guapiles) and Norman Campbell (FK Grafic).

Former Manchester United youngster Ravel Morrison has taken the latest step in his nomadic career by signing for Eredivisie side ADO Den Haag.

Morrison, an ex-England Under-21 international, was praised by Alex Ferguson as one of the finest talents he had ever seen.

But struggles for form and fitness, along with off-field issues, mean the 27-year-old is now set to play for his 11th professional club in a sixth country.

After briefly suggesting he might realise his considerable promise at West Ham during the 2013-14 season, loan spells at Birmingham City, Queens Park Rangers and Cardiff City followed.

Morrison then took his talents outside the UK, briefly turning out for Lazio, Mexican club Atlas and Swedish outfit Ostersunds.

Sheffield United brought him back to the Premier League but, following another temporary stint at Middlesbrough, he was released in July.

"I have a very positive impression of this club," Morrison said of ADO, who have lost their opening two games of the Eredivisie season. 

"I hope to be able to have a lot of playing minutes here. I had to have quite a bit of patience last season and football is really my passion. 

"I would also like to show that to the fans. I hope to be of further value with my creativity and dribbles."

ADO travel to face Feyenoord this weekend.

Reggae Boyz team manager Roy Simpson believes midfielder Ravel Morrison is finally ready to don the black, green and gold kit of Jamaica after a few years of ambivalence.

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