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Hue back in Boyz squad

Published:Saturday | October 6, 2012
Jermaine Hue

Harbour View midfielder Jermaine Hue is back in the Reggae Boyz squad.

Hue was rewarded for his fine start to the 2012/2013 Red Stripe Premier League with a recall to the squad which will face Guatemala in a crucial World Cup qualifier.

The 34-year-old, who last represented Jamaica in a friendly international against Cuba in February, joins 23 other players who will travel to Guatemala on Monday for the October 12 qualifier.

Hue, highly regarded by some and viewed as the creative midfielder that the coaching staff has said is missing from the national set up, has been in fine form for his club in a more advanced role and has scored four goals to be second on the goalscoring list.

Also making a return to the Reggae Boyz unit is the attacking left-wingback Demar Phillips. Phillips, who scored the opening goal in Jamaica's 2-1 win over Guatemala when both teams met in Jamaica in June of this year, last represented the country in Jamaica's 0-0 draw away to Antigua in a World Cup qualifier also in June. He missed both of the country's qualifiers against the United States due to an injury.

young talent

In addition to Hue and Phillips, another name that could excite is that of St George's College schoolboy Andre Lewis. The 18-year-old midfielder who was a part of Jamaica's Under-17 team which qualified for the Under-17 World Cup in Mexico in 2011 and was one of two Jamaicans to score, is regarded as one of the best young talents in the country.

Full squad: Goalkeepers - Dwayne Miller, DuWayne Kerr, Jacomeno Barrett; Defenders - Jermaine Taylor, Shavar Thomas, Dicoy Williams, Nyron Nosworthy, Adrian Marriappa, Demar Phillips, Lovel Palmer, Andrae Campbell; Midfielders - Rodolph Austin, Jason Morrison, Je-Vaughn Watson, Ewan Grandison, Joel Senior, Andre Lewis, Jermaine Hue; Forwards - Dane Richards, Omar Cummings, Ryan Johnson, Tramaine Stewart, Luton Shelton and Kavin Bryan