Blackpool’s Kevin Stewart misses Jamaica call with PNE’s Daniel Johnson also out

Preston North End’s Daniel Johnson and Blackpool’s Kevin Stewart are both missing from Jamaica’s World Cup qualifiers squad as Reggae Boys opt to focus on homegrown talent.

Live throws understands Johnson has made himself unavailable for this camp while Stewart is omitted after declaring himself ready to feature.

The Blackpool man has been a standout figure in recent weeks for the Tangerines, forming a cohesive partnership with Kenny Dougall in central midfield.

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But Jamaican coach Paul Hall opted out of selecting the 26-year-old for matches against El Salvador, Canada and Honduras, with Reggae Boys already out of contention for a place in the finals later this year.

Hall, who also works in the youth ranks at QPR, has opened a training camp for Jamaican national players to try to find local talent, according to Voice online.

And while there are English-based players included, such as QPR loan striker Andre Gray and Derby County’s Ravel Morrison, Stewart is not among them.

The Blackpool man made his only appearance so far for Jamaica as a substitute against Panama earlier this year.

Meanwhile, PNE midfielder Johnson, 29, made his 2020 debut and has eight caps for his country and two goals.

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