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Leverock hoping to be fit to face Guyana

Danté Leverock, the Bermuda captain, says he hopes to be involved in the national team’s final Gold Cup warm up against Guyana at the National Stadium on Thursday.

The Sligo Rovers defender has remained sidelined since he suffered a concussion in a collision with his goalkeeper Ed McGinty during his team’s 2-1 win away to Irish top-flight rivals Bohemians on May 24.

He has made steady progress on the road to recovery and looks forward to representing his country again this week should he be declared fit.

“The injury is coming along well,” Leverock said.

“I’ve been out for about two weeks now but I’m okay and ready to get back playing.

“Obviously I have to take my time but my goal is to be back for the Guyana game and I think it’s likely that I will play.

“I might not be able to play the whole game but hopefully I will be involved in some way.”

Leverock had a follow up concussion test and was restricted to doing a light fitness workout during the national team’s training session at the National Stadium yesterday.

“I did my concussion test again with Craig Brown, the team therapist, and everything is looking good,” he added.

“I also did a little fitness work to just keep sharp and hopefully I will be declared fit to train with the boys because it’s hard watching from the sideline.”

Kyle Lightbourne, the Bermuda coach, also hopes to have Leverock’s services at his disposal for Thursday’s friendly.

“We are taking it day by day with Danté,” Lightbourne said. “Craig Brown just assessed him and we are hoping we get good news from him.

“If he’s available then he will play. But if not then we have to go without him because we definitely have to look at the big picture, which is the Gold Cup.”

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