Leon Bailey named in Reggae Boyz provisional Gold Cup squad

Report by RJRGLEANER Communications Group Sports Reporter Simon Preston

The attacking trio of Leon Bailey, Ravel Morrison and Daniel Johnson have been named in Jamaica's 40-member provisional squad for the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup while no Waterhouse player has been called up. The 21 year old Bailey who is currently recovering from a hamstring injury, is expected to be fit in time by June 7 when the final 23 is due to be named.

The 26 year old Morrisson who now plies his trade in Sweden has finally broken into the national set-up after acquiring his Jamaican passport. Jamaican-born Daniel Johnson who plays for Preston Northend in the English Championship,  has also received his first call-up.

Fourteen members from the team in 2017 which helped Jamaica to the final against the United States including captain Andre Blake, Romario Williams and Kemar “Taxi” Lawrence have also been invited. Other notable invitees are the English duo of Adrian Mariappa and Michael Hector and Slovenia-based Shamar Nicholson.

The rest of Jamaica's provisional squad reads: Kemar Bennett, Javain Brown, Rennico Clarke, Rashawn Dally, Javon East, Junior Flemmings, Malique Foster, Shaun Francis, Owayne Gordon, , Kevaughn Issacs, Amal Knight, Kevon Lambert, Andre Lewis, Damion Lowe, Alex Marshall, Darren Mattocks, Fabion McCarthy, Dwayne Miller, Ricardo Morris, Dever Orgill, Kaheem Parris, Alvas Powell, Ladale Richie, Jordan Scarlett, Tevin Shaw, Ajeanie Talbott, Jamoi Topey, Peter Lee Vassell, Jevaughn Watson, Jeadine White and Devon Williams.

Jamaica’s first game at the Gold Cup will be against Honduras on June 17 at the National Stadium.

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