Recently released Leeds United star and Reading players off to Copa America

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Players from Leeds, Reading, Leyton Orient, Derby County, Crystal Palace and Leicester City have all been included in the Jamaica squad.

Jamaica will be taking part in the Copa America for the first time this summer in Chile. They have been drawn in Group B alongside Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay - making them the rank outsiders to make an impact at the competition.

If they do so, plenty of players with links to English clubs will very important to the cause.

Winfried Schafer has announced the final 23-man Jamaica squad for the competition this week, with plenty of recognisable names on show.

Firstly there is recently released Leeds United midfielder Rudolph Austin. The ex-Leeds man will captain the Reggae Boyz in Chile and also aim to put himself in the shop window. He is seeking a new club of course after Leeds made him a free agent.

The defence has the likes of Leicester City's Wes Morgan and Reading's Michael Hector leading the way. Crystal Palace squad man Adrian Mariappa is also present.

Anothher Reading player included is winger Garath McCleary whilst former Reading captain Jobi McAnuff, most recently at Leyton Orient, will also make the trip.

Derby County supersub Simon Dawkins has also been included whilst Giles Barnes, a former Derby player, is also in the squad. He is in great form for MLS side Houston Dynamo.

Regardless of how difficult their group may be, Jamaica look set to be the neutrals favourites this summer in Chile.

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