Fletcher tipped for senior team call-up
Reggae Boyz coach, Theodore 'Tappa' Whitmore, has hinted that Cornwall College youngster Jourdaine Fletcher could play in Jamaica's upcoming friendly international games.
Fletcher is expected to be included in a 20-man national senior team for the games against the United States of America (USA) on February 3 and Honduras on February 16 in the USA.
"There is no doubt that Fletcher has the quality, he has impressed in training. Jourdaine Fletcher is from the west so we had to sit with the principal for him to be included," Whitmore told STAR Sports.
Scored on debut
The daCosta Cup star striker scored 31 goals in all schoolboy competitions last year and led his school to the daCosta Cup title in December.
He transferred from Western Super League team Falkland FC during the January transfer window and is now at reigning Red Stripe Premier League outfit Montego Bay United.
The 18 year-old scored on debut in his new club's 2-1 win against Waterhouse two weeks ago.
"We always blame the JFF, but this time they have done well to get him here in preparation for the upcoming international friendly games. We have to think about the welfare of the schoolboys," Whitmore added.
Fletcher in the meantime is also excited at the prospect of inclusion.
"I'm feeling very excited just to be in training with the Reggae Boys squad. I will go there and if given the opportunity keep the focus and try to deliver," Fletcher said during a training session at the Stadium east earlier this week.
He is confident moving forward from schoolboy football to the more fast-paced senior football.
"I believe in my ability and will follow the coach's instructions," Fletcher said.