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Watch: Sean Maguire’s Assist Caps Off A Brilliant Performance For Preston Vs. Reading

PRESTON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 19: Preston North End's Jordan Hugill celebrates scoring the opening goal with team-mate Sean Maguire during the Sky Bet Championship match between Preston North End and Reading at Deepdale on August 19, 2017 in Preston, England. (Photo by Kevin Barnes - CameraSport via Getty Images)

Sean Maguire’s wait for his first Championship goal goes on, but his performance for Preston against Reading on Saturday was extremely encouraging.

The former Cork City striker earned his second start for the Lilywhites at Deepdale on the right of a front four with Jordan Hugill, Tom Barkhuizen and Josh Harrop – and while he was frustrated in his attempts to find the net himself, he did lay one on a plate for Hugill with a lovely cushioned header with just over twenty minutes on the clock.

Furthermore, although Hugill was officially named man-of-the-match by Preston (understandably given his goal), Whosocred actually rated Maguire higher, singling him out as the star man from the match.

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Although the 23-year-old didn’t get on the scoresheet, his overall work rate has definitely endeared him to the fans of his new club already.

With Martin O’Neill due to cut his provisional 39-man Ireland squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers in the near future, Maguire has done his chances of being named in the final squad no harm at all with this performance.

Author: The PA Team

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