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Injuries stalling Shelton's career

Published:Friday | December 16, 2016 | 12:00 AMMarc Stamp
Shelton

Former Reggae Boyz striker and captain Luton Shelton is trying to get his career back on track, but is being stalled by a series of injuries.

After spending a decade as a professional player overseas, Shelton returned to Harbour View FC in an effort to recover from injuries after his contract with Volga Nizhny Nougorod in Russia ended last year.

Shelton is registered with local club Harbour View, where he started as a youth player, and made the transition to the senior team. He left Harbour View in 2006 and joined Helsingborg in Sweden on contract.

Harbour View's general manager Clyde Jureidini confirmed the move in a recent chat with The Gleaner.

"He (Shelton) is registered to play for Harbour View, but is not playing due to injuries," Jureidini said. "He is out of contract. That is why he is here to play in the Red Stripe Premier League."

"Luton has been trying to recover from injuries. We are trying to get his career back on track," Jureidini further stated.

Shelton is Jamaica's all-time record goalscorer, with 35 strikes in 75 games. He also played at international clubs such as Sheffield United, Valerenga and Karabukspor.