Lincoln City’s Jordan Maguire-Drew has picked up this season's second Checkatrade Trophy Player of the Round Award, following an outstanding performance against Everton U21 at Sincil Bank at the end of last month.
Just a month after turning 20 years old, Maguire-Drew scored both goals in Lincoln's 2-1 victory — the second a sumptuous free-kick over the wall.
Playing on the right wing, the youngster on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion cut inside at will and caused problems for the Toffees' backline all night, drawing the attention of the award’s judging panel.
Maguire-Drew said: “It was a good game for myself personally and for the team. We’ve qualified for the Second Round with Accrington Stanley coming up, and we’re all looking forward to that.
“The Checkatrade Trophy has been massive for me. You can test yourself against physical teams that you wouldn’t come across in the Under-23 League. It’s a good test for young players to see where they stand.”
The Checkatrade Trophy Player of the Round competition gives fans the opportunity to vote for the player they feel performed best during each round of fixtures. Imps' fans voted in their masses for the star, ensuring he collected the second award of the season.
Jordan was joined on the shortlist by these other four standout performers from the second round of group stage matches.
- Matt Clarke (Portsmouth)
- Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United)
- Toby Sibbick (AFC Wimbledon)
- Reece Brown (Forest Green Rovers)