Maguire-Drew makes instant impact with Rebels

Jordan Maguire-Drew
Jordan Maguire-Drew

Worthing Football Club joint manager Jon Meeney has praised Jordan Maguire-Drew’s impact since joining Rebels on loan.

Maguire-Drew signed for Worthing from Brighton & Hove Albion’s under-18 squad earlier this month and has scored seven goals in just five matches.

He netted the winner on his debut at South Park, before hitting a hat-trick in the 5-1 win against Tooting & Mitcham the following game.

After failing to find the net in a 1-1 draw at Guernsey, he was on target again in the 2-1 victory against Ramsgate on Saturday.

Maguire-Drew then scored two stunning goals in the 7-0 play-off semi-final win over Hythe on Tuesday and Meeney said: “He has come in and been absolutely terrific, on and off the pitch.

“Again, I thank Brighton for allowing him to come. The contacts that I’ve got there have been very helpful. However, the lad has still got to fit in, which he has done on and off the pitch.

“We know that he can bring that game-changing moment but also today you saw his work ethic defensively. He’s got a bright future ahead of him wherever he goes on to play.”

Rebels host Faversham in the play-off final on Saturday, with a 3pm kick-off.

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