Walsall’s Romaine Sawyers has said despite being away on international duty, he can’t stop thinking about the team.

Currently the attacking midfielder is away from the country playing for St Kitts & Nevis, a country that most people go to to forget all about their place of work.

But despite the fact he has big Caribbean Cup games against Aruba and Antigua and Barbuda in the next week, Sawyers mind is more on the promotion bid with Walsall.

Despite some recent poor form and the sacking of head coach Sean O’Driscoll, Walsall are still in the thick of the promotion race and are targeting automatic promotion to the Championship. And with that waiting for him back in the Black County, Sawyers has admitted he is struggling to concentrate on his international duties.

Talking about the promotion run in, Sawyers told the Express & Star: “The Caribbean Cup is the equivalent to the Euros. It’s the early stages of the tournament and that will lead to the Gold Cup when the bigger countries come into it.

“While some of the lads at Walsall are enjoying a bit of a break, I’ll be working. I’m looking forward to it but I think my mind is still here if I’m honest.

“No disrespect to my country but with the chance that we’ve got, for a club like Walsall, it’s a massive thing for everyone.

“I don’t think I can allow my head to drift away from that.”

With Walsall not playing due to the international break, they will wait until April for their next game against Sheffield United.