Guyana Eyes Jonathan Grant
A report published earlier this month from Kaieteur News indicates that former Forge FC defender Jonathan Grant is under consideration for a call up for Guyana.
Grant, 29, is currently on trial with York United after spending the last four seasons in Hamilton, where he picked up three title wins with Forge. Through 55 appearances in orange, Grant showcased himself to be a versatile player in both domestic league and cup play, along with some high-profile continental action, too.
The Pickering, Ontario-born player is eligible for Guyana through both parents. Having spent time suiting up alongside Emery Welshman and Quillan Roberts, it’s likely that the Guyanese camp are well-familiar with what Grant can contribute, too.
He wouldn’t be the only out-of-contract CPL athlete to earn a call-up ahead of the Concacaf Nations League window next month, with former Pacific striker Jordan Brown accepting a call-up to Barbados.
It’s no secret that Grant would bring plenty of versatility to the Golden Jaguars: he’s played just about everywhere on the pitch in CPL circles, whether that be as a right-back, centre-back, or even as a left-sided attacker.
The 29-year-old had once been considered with the Canadian national team, recieving a call-up for two friendlies against Iceland in 2015. He didn’t appear in either fixture for the senior side, though he did make a number of appearances for Les Rouges at the U-23 level.
Guyana will return to competitive action with a Concacaf Nations League B match against Bermuda later next month, with a home match against Montserrat set to follow. The team currently rests second in Group B behind an unbeaten Haiti team.
By that point, whether Grant is a member of ‘unattached FC’ or York United will likely be known.