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Norwich City striker James Vaughan to make himself available for Jamaica

Norwich City striker James Vaughan - currently on loan at Huddersfield Town but sidelined for five weeks by a thigh injury - is to make himself available for Jamaica for their World Cup qualifying campaign. Norwich City striker James Vaughan - currently on loan at Huddersfield Town but sidelined for five weeks by a thigh injury - is to make himself available for Jamaica for their World Cup qualifying campaign.

Monday, November 26, 2012
12:36 PM

Norwich City striker James Vaughan is to make himself available for Jamaica for their World Cup qualifying campaign.

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Vaughan, on a season-long loan at Huddersfield, is one of seven United Kingdom-born players recruited by the Jamaica Football Federation to strengthen the Reggae Boyz ahead of next year’s final phase of Concacaf World Cup qualifiers, which begin in February.

They are now part of a pool of players eligible for selection by the technical staff.

The 24-year-old Vaughan, born in Birmingham, won four England Under-21 caps during his time with Everton.

He has scored three times in eight Championship appearances for Huddersfield, but has been sidelined for five weeks by a thigh injury.

JFF president, Captain Horace Burrell, head coach Theodore Whitmore and assistant coach Alfredo Montesso held negotiations with the players during a recent scouting trip to England.

Burrell said the seven had committed themselves to representing the Reggae Boyz and they were securing the relevant documentation for the players, ahead of their opening game against Mexico in Mexico City on February 6.

“I am here to report to you all that it was a very successful trip to the United Kingdom,” said Burrell. “We went on the scouting mission because it is the policy of the JFF that we should have the best 11 players on the field at all times,” he said.

Reading pair Jobi McAnuff and Garath McCleary, Watford’s Lloyd Doyley, Jermaine Beckford – on loan from Leicester to Huddersfield – Burnley’s Marvin Bartley and Derby’s Theo Robinson have also been added to the Jamaican pool.

McAnuff has been called up for the second time after making his debut for Jamaica against Nigeria in 2002.

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7 comments

  • I cant understand anyone who was upset at him being loaned out...he's not had a proper season for what feels like an eternity and would never last a string of games. He had to be tested on loan for a season whether he was scoring or not. Good luck Jamaica in getting him off the steps from the plane without anterior fibular technoplasty disease (or something equally random or made up) setting in.

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    JimBob

    Monday, November 26, 2012

  • I think James is a good player and I was not happy that he was sent to Huddersfield for a season-long loan, specially after he started brightly there with a couple of goals. However, I read on BBC that he is about to miss his 8th consecutive game with a thigh problem. Not knee, thigh. I think he missed one or two with a different injury, too. About half of the 18 Championship fixtures so far. Unless things improve for him I cannot see us recovering much of the £2 million (?) Lambo splashed out. How `available` will he really be for Jamaica?

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, November 26, 2012

  • JimBob, I`m sorry you don`t understand me! I have owned up to my misjudgement on the Vaughan issue. I`m not going to top myself!! ;-)

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, November 27, 2012

  • Just looked at that list of the seven players, gosh, that will make other countries teams quake in their boots!

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    blackdog2

    Monday, November 26, 2012

  • I'm making myself available for Jamaica too

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    B Inners

    Monday, November 26, 2012

  • Very wishful thinking - more important to make himself available for either Huddersfield or Norwich first!!! Or whoever he gets transferred to in January.

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    shefcanary

    Monday, November 26, 2012

  • Maybe Jamaica are going to schedule their matches around the period when he is fit!

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    blackdog2

    Monday, November 26, 2012

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