Sutton's Deacon wants to be a Reggae Boy

February 28, 2017
AP Sutton United's Roarie Deacon (left).

English National League player, Roarie Deacon, of Sutton United who impressed in a FA Cup match against English Premier League giants Arsenal recently, wants to play for the Reggae Boyz.

Senior team manager Roy Simpson said Deacon's agent has contacted the Jamaica Football Federation.

The striker who has Jamaican roots, scored important goals in Sutton's historic run to the fifth round of the FA Cup.

In the pre-qualifying stage Deacon netted the winner in a 2-1 win against Forest Green Rovers. He then scored twice in the first round as Sutton stopped Dartford 6-3. In the second round he scored an added time winner against Cheltenham Town, before following up that in the fourth round with a goal and an assist as Sutton came from behind to beat League One side Wimbledon. He also figured prominently as the team went out 2-0 to Arsenal.

A call-up for the 25-year-old will depend on an assessment by coach Theodore Whitmore and his technical staff.

"Through his agent he communicated with us. I spoke with the agent ... we informed him of the procedure to represent the national team," Simpson said.

He added that Deacon's videos were forwarded to the technical team and if the coach is interested in him he will be contacted.

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