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15 August 2014

Midfield man gets call-up to St. Kitts-Nevis squad...

SADDLERS' midfielder, Romaine Sawyers, has been called up by St. Kitts-Nevis ahead of their Caribbean Cup involvement.

The 22 year-old will join up with his fellow countrymen for their three Group 6 matches against Lucia, Guyana and Dominica.

Two teams from the group will continue on to the second round in October with eight finalists competing for the trophy a month later.

Sawyers represented the ‘Sugar Boyz’ in the same tournament in 2012, featuring in all three games as well as making the scoresheet in their 2-0 victory over Anguilla.

“Whenever I’ve joined up with the squad it’s always been a great experience,” he said. ”We seem to gel together well even though we don’t play together week-in-week-out.

“It’s not the biggest of countries so the talent pool isn’t as big as other Caribbean countries.

“There’s a few of us that play in England, not any higher than League One, but lots of players who have been at academies at a younger age.”

The talented midfielder has started the first two games of the season for The Saddlers but is set to miss the League One encounter with Colchester United.

Sawyers cited the weather as the major difference between domestic and International football, but insists there are lots of similarities between his two sets of team-mates.

“The biggest thing is the climate," he added. "Being overseas it’s a lot warmer out there and you have to adapt.

"It’s still competitive and the players are as passionate and as hungry to do well. It's a good experience for me."

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