Coach Winfried Schaffer will get the first opportunity to have a good look at his squad when they have the first full training session ahead of Friday’s CONCACAF Hexagonal round World Cup qualifier against Panama.
This follows the squad’s light workout yesterday after the announcement of the 27 member squad for the gamers against Panama and Costa Rica.
Top local marksman Jermaine ‘Tuffy’ Anderson of Waterhouse was missing from the light workout following a communication glitch with his club which resulted in him being unaware that he was a part of the squad.
Anderson the back to back National Premier League MVP is among five local based players in the squad which will be trimmed to 24 following training tomorrow evening.
Among the five are first time invitee Kemar Lawrence of Harbour View, Woolry Wolfe of Humble Lion, Adrian Reid of Portmore and Cavalier goalkeeper Garice McPherson.
The squad features new faces in Leicester City captain Wes Morgan and Shaun Cummins of Reading while Chris Humphrey who now plays for Preston North-End has been recalled along with the controversial Marlon King. Both were axed last year ahead of the start of the World Cup qualifiers in Panama for breaking curfew.
Luton Shelton who was also dropped for the last three matches has been included.
The remainder of the squad reads Adrian Marriappa, Jermaine Taylor, Alvas Powell, Daniel Gordon, Marvin Elliot, Obrian Woodbine, Rudolph Austin, Lloyd Doyley, Jobi McAnuff, Gareth Mcleary, Theo Robinson, Donovan Ricketts, Duane Miller, Jermaine Johnson, Jermaine Beckford, Ryan Johnson and Darren Mattocks.
The players arrived in the island yesterday and will travel to Panama on Thursday on a chartered flight for the bottom of the table clash.
Jamaica is at the foot of the group with two points, while Panama sits second from bottom on 6. The USA lead the way with 13 points, two ahead of Costa Rica on 11 with Mexico on 8 and Honduras on 7.
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