Play-maker Jordan Maguire-Drew believes he has a lot more to show Yeovil Town supporters despite having impressed since his arrival at the end of last year.

The 25-year-old signed an 18-month contract following an initial loan spell from League Two side Grimsby Town and has proven a fine asset in a side which remain the lowest scorers in the National League.

Speaking ahead of the weekend’s home match with bottom club Maidstone United, he said: “There’s still a lot more to come from me, I am not at my maximum at the moment which is a good thing. Hopefully I can reach the levels I know I can reach and show everyone how good I can be.”

Having scored from the penalty spot at his former club Dagenham & Redbridge last weekend, Maguire-Drew spurned a number of goal-scoring opportunities in the goalless draw with Wealdstone at Huish Park on Tuesday night.

He said: “I was very frustrated at myself because I should be putting those chances away and once I am fully firing those chances will go in.

I know we can always grind out a clean sheet and on another day when you are fully firing it can work out for you.

However, he believed the composed performance that Mark Cooper’s side turned in during the weekend was a sign of where the team are heading.

He said: “You can see the way the Gaffer wants to play and the other night was a great example of it until the sending off (of defender Owen Bevan after 54 minutes).

We used the ball really well and everything we worked on in training came to fruition except that last bit. Hopefully we can have that for the whole 90 minutes against Maidstone on Saturday.

Jordan Maguire-Drew. Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

Maguire-Drew was part of the Grimsby Town side promoted through the National League play-offs last season and was part of the Leyton Orient side which won the division in 2019.

He was brought to the club by then-Os’ manager Justin Edinburgh midway through that season and helped them return to the Football League.

He admitted he saw some parallels with Yeovil’s current situation, he said: “We had the same situation. Justin had taken when the club was struggling halfway through the season, built the squad in the summer and the following season we went on and won the league.

I am not saying we are going to do that, but that is how quickly football can change. I believe in this squad and I believe the manager’s way of playing is the right way, that is the way I was brought up playing and the more we can practice it on the training pitch and put it in to games the better.

I am trying to use my experiences in other games and the other night (against Wealdstone) was a perfect example, we had been playing well but they gained momentum after the sending off and we had to grind a result out.


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