It took a while for Daniel Johnson to earn his break with the Jamaican national team, but boy is he taking his chance.
The 28-year-old was born in Kingston but came over to England at a young age, and Preston fans have always been baffled by his international exile.
For more than five years now, Johnson has been playing regular Championship football, and was named North End’s Player of the Year last season.
Flights have been an issue in the past, but Johnson finally earned his first Jamaica cap in the 3-0 loss to Saudi Arabia on Saturday night.
Today, Johnson and Jamaica have been facing Saudi Arabia once again, and this time they claimed a 2-1 win with Johnson on the scoresheet.
Abdullah Al Hamddan opened the scoring for Saudi Arabia, but Johnson equalised with a stunning long-range strike before Javon East bagged the winner for the Reggae Boyz.
Flow Sports posted a club of Johnson’s outstanding goal, as he whipped a left-footed strike into the top corner of the net to open his Jamaica account.
His form has been patchy at Preston this season, but hopefully this goal now helps him get back to his best – though the fears over his contract will linger given that he can leave for free in 2021.