REGGAE Boyz Marlon King and Chris Humphrey have returned from their exile eager to help Jamaica reach the 2014 World Cup after missing all of six qualifying matches.
Both King, 33, and Humphrey, 25, were banned by Theodore Whitmore for alleged breaches of the team's disciplinary code of conduct last year May.
Both were roommates in Panama and were deemed to have broken curfew rules the night of a friendly game against the host.
King, upon his arrival on Jamaican soil with several English-based players yesterday, was clearly upset when quizzed about the incident.
"What has gone on in the past is in the past and there is no point discussing what has gone on. It's time to move forward now because negativity just takes up too much time and energy and I think we need to be positive and try and move forward," said King.
King, who was also banned for two years by the Crenston Boxhill-led JFF administration for another curfew-related incident in London, 2006, was visibly uncomfortable when asked if he was a changed person.
"I don't know what kind of question (is that) and I don't know how you expect me to answer that. As I said, it's all about the World Cup and the two important games," he reiterated.
"I was asked to come out of retirement and it's a new set-up now and we are trying to move forward and have a chance to qualify for the World Cup in 2014," King added.
The striker, who was on the books of Birmingham City, is currently without a club, but said that problem will be solved soon and he is fit enough to represent Jamaica.
"I am fine. I have been training pre-season, it is just that the financial situation at my club is in dire straits and they needed me to come off the wage book as one of the top earners.
"But I have things lined up and it's in my contract that I can sign by the second of September, but I have been called up so when I get back I will sign for my new club," King revealed.
Humphrey, too, has indicated that the focus is the job at hand and the future of the World Cup qualifying campaign.
"We served that time... the last time we got sent home and that was put to bed last year. So I am just trying to move on from that now," said Humphrey on his arrival in the island yesterday
"At the time it was disappointing but at the end of the day, rules are rules and if they are broken that's what happens," he noted.
In the interim, the winger who has also changed clubs moving from Scottish outfit Motherwell to Preston North End, is hoping to help his team gain promotion this season.
"They are a team on the up and hopefully they can get into the Championship this season," Humphrey noted.