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FOOTBALL: Johnson wants Reggae Boyz recall

Published:Monday | March 2, 2015 | 3:09 PM

Jamaican forward Ryan Johnson says he deserves a chance to be called back to the Reggae Boyz squad ahead of the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers.

The 30-year-old striker has played 36 games for Jamaica and scored eight goals.

The player has, however, not featured for Jamaica since October 2013, following a failed World Cup Qualification campaign for the national team.

Johnson says since his move to Asia a year ago, he has improved his tenacity and dribbling skills.

He says he may not be the type of striker that will score 30 goals a year or a goal every two games for the country, but he brings a different dimension to the team that the Reggae Boyz will benefit a lot from.

The former San Jose Earthquakes and Portland Timbers striker now plays with Seoul E-Land FC in South Korea and played in 2014 with Henan Jianye in China.

Johnson has scored against the likes of Argentina, Costa Rica, Honduras and Guatemala for the Reggae Boyz.