Luke Watson: Jersey football captain quits island side

Luke Watson
Luke Watson skippered Jersey in last year's Muratti, his final game for the team

Jersey captain Luke Watson has told island manager Martin Cassidy he no longer wants to play for the side.

Jersey FA chief executive Neville Davidson told BBC Sport that Watson made the decision shortly after Cassidy replaced Brian Little as boss in July.

Midfielder Watson was named man of the match in the last two Muratti finals, scoring the winning goal last year.

"He told Martin he didn't want to be considered for any more representative games," Davidson said.

The news comes a week after Jersey women's manager Simon Petulla resigned with his management team, following a falling out with the JFA.

Davidson said Watson's decision not to make himself available for selection is not related to Cassidy, but hinted a lack of matches played a part.

"What these lads want is more games, we understand that. We're working tirelessly to try and get more games, but you can't just pluck games out of the air."

Jersey have friendlies against Leicester Under-23s and Panjab FA next month, and say they have further fixtures to announce.

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