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JOR­DAN MAGUIREDREW says he jumped at the chance to join Na­tional League lead­ers Ley­ton Ori­ent when his agent told him of the club’s in­ter­est.

Justin Ed­in­burgh has handed the 21-year-old a two-and-a-half year con­tract, sign­ing the highly-rated winger for an undis­closed fee from Brighton & Hove Al­bion.

Maguire-Drew first im­pressed in Non-League’s top-flight on loan at Da­gen­ham in the 2016-17 sea­son, scor­ing 16 goals be­fore hav­ing spells in the Foot­ball League last sea­son with Lincoln and Coven­try.

He spent the first half of this cam­paign at Ori­ent’s pro­mo­tion ri­vals Wrex­ham, but has now linked up with the ta­ble top­pers on a per­ma­nent ba­sis.

“I got a call from my agent say­ing Ori­ent wanted to sign me and I said ‘get it done’ straight away,” said Maguire-Drew, who will wear the No.10 shirt at Bris­bane Road.

“It’s a great club to be at; it’s a club on the up and I want to be part of the suc­cess here.

“I like to get sup­port­ers off their seats; I like try­ing to make things hap­pen, score goals, cre­ate goals, get the team up the pitch as much as I can when I get the ball.”

PIC­TURE: Alun Roberts

JOR DROP­PER! Jor­dan Maguire-Drew has swapped a Wrex­ham loan spell for a per­ma­nent deal at Ley­ton Ori­ent

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