Preston’s pre-season preparations are underway, but Daniel Johnson isn’t available due to his international commitments with Jamaica.
North End kicked off the summer with an 8-3 win over Bamber Bridge on Saturday, but Johnson wasn’t a part of the squad.
Johnson had slightly more glamorous surroundings on Monday night as he started for Jamaica in their CONCACAF Gold Cup clash against Suriname.
It took a long, long time for Johnson to emerge with Jamaica, but he started last night’s game in central midfield alongside Michael Hector.
Johnson set up Shamar Nicholson’s opener before Bobby Decordova-Reid added a second for Jamaica, securing a comfortable 2-0 win.
Johnson figures to be a key part of Theodore Whitmore’s side this summer, though Preston may selfishly hope the Reggae Boyz don’t progress too far so Johnson can come back to Euxton ahead of next season.
Jamaica fans have been taking to Twitter to praise Johnson, suggesting that he was ‘immense’ and ‘very good’ against Suriname.
Others feel that the Preston ace was the standout player and should have been in the Jamaica side years ago rather than only just nailing down a role.