Watford striker Andre Gray is applying for a Jamaican passport, according to the president of the Jamaican Football Federation, Michael Ricketts.

In an interview with SportsMax TV, Ricketts included Gray in a long list of players in the UK applying for a passport from the Caribbean nation, so that they might represent them at international level in the future.

"Looking at the list, I see Andre Gray, I see Demarai Gray, I see Isaac Hayden, who himself called the JFF to express his desire," said the JFF president. "Mason Holgate, Liam Moore, who has actually acquired his Jamaican passport, Nathan Redmond, Kemar Roofe and Ivan Toney. All of these are in the process of acquiring their Jamaican passport.

"The process has become a little bit tedious because of course the Covid pandemic, but the process is ongoing and we are hopeful that we will get passports for these gentlemen in reasonable time. We have been having discussions with the secretary for sport and he has agreed to try and help us to facilitate and to expedite the process."

Ricketts also confirmed that West Ham forward Michail Antonio was also in the process of acquiring a passport, with a view to playing for the Reggae Boyz in the future.

Should Gray acquire his passport successfully, he would join former Watford teammate Adrian Mariappa in the Jamaican squad.