Free agent Ravel Morrison is in contention for Jamaica national team debut
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Free agent Ravel Morrison is in contention for Jamaica national team debut

Jamaica national team head coach Roy Simpson believes former Sheffield United midfielder Ravel Simpson will be ready to make his Reggae Boyz debut ahead of the team's next international fixture.

The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) have reportedly been trying to have Simpson pledge his international allegiance since 2015.

Simpson believes Morrison will be ready to feature for his native after he has ironed out all the paperwork he requires.

“I spoke to Ravel last Tuesday, and he was enquiring about international friendlies for the October window, and that is an indication that he is ready and interested and wants to play now,” he said.

“He has a pending issue he needs to sort out, and he has indicated that he is near completion.

“It’s an issue I am aware of, and he and his agent are doing the continuous work on it. So it’s only a matter of time,” he said.

Simpson also added that the JFF has also been trying to acquire the service of four other players who were born in England and it is just a matter of time.

“I received an email last Thursday from our contact in the UK that all the players we have targeted got appointments at the High Commission for their respective documents.

“Some are players we have been scouting for the past two years and have been in discussions with. They have done well in their concluded leagues, and we hope they carry that form over when all is sorted out with us,” he continued.

“We still await the go-ahead from ministry because we have submitted our protocols regarding camps and players overseas joining us, so we are just waiting on the ministry’s go-ahead,” he said.

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