CHERRIES’ Jamal Lowe will want to find a way to force himself into Scott Parker’s plans after he missed out on making the Jamaica international squad this break.

The London-born former PE teacher has received three caps from Jamaica and scored once on the international stage, including making it into the squad during the October camp.

The Reggae Boyz have been competing in the final stage of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying but are in eight-team system with the likes of USA, Mexico and Canada.

Seven games in, they sit sixth with just six points and face a serious battle if they are to reach Qatar next winter.

But for Lowe, his battle begins with trying to force his way back into the international setup, after limited gametime with Cherries saw him lose his place this time around, while QPR’s Andre Gray for example retained his.

“It’s obviously a great experience to get minutes,” Lowe told the Daily Echo, “and it’s a huge honour to represent your country as well.

“Results have been tough but playing against some real top sides in USA and Canada, it’s just getting that experience and getting those fitness minutes.

“There’s training fitness and then there’s match fitness so it was good for me to get minutes in that last break.

“100 per cent yeah (Lowe wants to continue playing for them), 100 per cent, it’s obviously one of the highest honours to play in the World Cup so it’s definitely something we all want to achieve.”

Jamaica drew 1-1 with El Salvador in their most recent fixture, following a gut-wrenching late equaliser, cancelling out West Ham star Michail Antonio’s opener.

As well as Antonio, the likes of Kemar Roofe, Bobby Reid, Leon Bailey and more populate the squad – offering competition to former non-league baller Lowe.

He continued: “Yeah like you say, there’s a lot of players playing either in the Premier League or Championship, the Scottish Premier League and the MLS as well.

“There’s a lot of quality in the team so it’s just trying to get everyone to gel together and move forward and qualify for the World Cup.”