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The Season Just Keeps Going For Humphrey
Published : 23 May 2011 08:00:31
vcbfbbdfdf The season is not quite over for Chris Humphrey as he looks set to play for Jamaica in the Gold Cup next month. While disappointed about losing the Scottish Cup final to Celtic, the winger is looking forward to taking up his first invitation to the squad and is keen to play in the tournament, to be played in the United States. Humphrey could also play for Scotland through his Kilmarnock-born mother and Craig Levein admitted his interest in the player last year. However, unless the Scotland coach moves quickly with an offer to play for Scotland, Humphrey will pledge his international future to Jamaica should the paperwork be completed. Humphrey said: "I got called up last week for Jamaica but I have got a few things to sort out, like passports. If I get my passport sorted out I will be going." Jamaica begin their CONCACAF Gold Cup campaign on 6 June with the final taking place on 25 June. That would give Humphrey little time off after his season began in early July in the Europa League. He said: "That's the only problem. We started so early with the European games this season, to go away again. But I'm sure the gaffer will be considerate with rest. I'm looking forward to it, I just hope I can get stuff sorted out first." Humphrey was one of the more upbeat Motherwell players after the game, perhaps because he acquitted himself well in a fascinating tussle with Scotland's undisputed player of the year, Emilio Izaguirre. Humphrey said: "Apart from the first 30 minutes I thought we were excellent. I thought we passed it well and had good movement. We just didn't have enough in the box to score. I felt sorry for big Sutts (John Sutton) because he has got to battle with two and has got to be here, there and everywhere. I liked the wet conditions, you can zip the ball in and get at people. It's always hard when you have got so many people around you, that's why I tried to whip the ball in early. But like I said, it's going to be hard when there is only one in the box. I thought the boys gave it their all and we were a bit unlucky. We are all gutted but the manager was proud of us and I agree with that. I'm proud of every single one of the boys, we were all there for each other. The only regret I have is we didn't win. The fans were unbelievable too. Hopefully they can follow us a bit more at home next season. I can't wait for next season to start." There is no guarantee Humphrey will start next season at Fir Park amid reported interest from the likes of Liverpool and Birmingham. But he said: "I haven't heard any concrete evidence of anything, I'm contracted for another two years."