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Maidstone United: Player Spotlight

Posted by Ben Rowland
Posted on Thu 9 Aug 2018
Posted in First Team

FC Halifax Town host Maidstone United on Saturday and Blair Turgott has been the man on form. Only two games in and the attacker has scored three goals.

The winger has been a threat in both games that Maidstone have played so far. After converting from the penalty spot in their season opener against Hartlepool United. The former West ham youngster sent the keeper the wrong way to bury his first goal of the season.

He got his second and third goals of the season in Tuesday night’s 2-1 win over Dagenham and Redbridge.

The winger scored either side of half time to take the match away from the home team. As they scored late on in the second half.

Turgott did have a spell at The Stones towards the end of last year, although he barely featured for the side that finished 19th in the league.

He has already scored more goals than he did last season and is raring to help Maidstone finish better this time around.

As mentioned earlier, Turgott did have a spell at Premier League club, West Ham United at the start of his career.

While at the East London side the winger had quick loan spells at Bradford City, Colchester United, Rotherham United and Dagenham and Redbridge. Although he could never quite make the impact he wanted while on these short stays.

He did leave West Ham in 2015 making a permanent move over to Coventry City where he was teammates with current Halifax man, Samni Odelusi. In fact, he scored his only goal for the club after following up on Odelusi’s shot which had been saved.

Turgott then swapped Coventry for Leyton Orient and the Leyton Orient for his hometown side, Bromley.

While he was only at Bromley for one season, the now 24-year-old scored 12 goals over the 2016/17 year.

He later attended Jamie Vardy’s V9 academy and was signed up by Stevenage. After only 1 appearance, Turgott left for Boreham Wood a club he had been on loan at that season.

Now it was at Boreham Wood he had his loan spell at current club, Maidstone. After obviously impressing on loan. Jay Saunders signed the still very young wide man.

Saunders’ faith has been repaid so far this season, with Turgott the joint top scorer in the league at this current point in time.

He has also impressed while playing international youth football. Turgott has a collection of ten goals while playing from England’s under 16 to under 19 sides.

Turgott is currently playing some of his best football right now. The FC Halifax Town defence will have to be rock solid again if they want to make it three clean sheets from three at the start of this exciting season for The Shaymen.

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