NEWPORT County’s Keanu Marsh-Brown says he is “proud and honoured” to receive a first call-up to the Guyana squad for Saturday’s crunch clash with Belize.

The 26-year-old winger, who signed a two-year deal with the Exiles last summer, joins older brother Ronayne in manager Michael Johnson’s 23-man party.

A win for Guyana at the National Track and Field Centre just outside Georgetown would see them reach a major tournament – this summer’s Gold Cup – for the first time.

“I am proud and honoured to receive my call-up,” said Marsh-Brown, who was called into the Antigua and Barbuda squad for a training camp ahead of 2018 World Cup qualifying.

“It’s a huge game for the nation, to be one game away from the Gold Cup 2019 and playing against the likes of USA, Mexico and Panama is very exciting. It will be a memory I’ll never forget.”

Marsh-Brown, who won caps for England U16s, U17s and C teams, isn’t the only player from the Football League to feature in the squad.

Bolton Wanderers' Stephen Duke-McKenna, Bury’s Neil Danns and Stevenage’s Terence Vancooten are also included by former Birmingham City and Derby County defender Johnson.

In preparation for this weekend’s huge CONCACAF Nations League qualifying encounter, Guyana have played five training matches, the last being a 3-1 defeat to Suriname.

“It was a chance for us to have a closer examination of our Guyana-based players in a tough fixture," said Johnson. “Everything we are currently doing is focused on March 23.

“We were able to find out what worked and what didn’t, who can play in this position and who plays better alongside this person, we got our answers from the game.

“You can do as much training as you like but nothing beats a competitive fixture.”