Sean Maguire netted his first goal of the new season yesterday evening, scoring the club’s third goal against Cheltenham Town to ensure a place in the fourth round.
The Lilywhites ended up 4-1 winners at Deepdale against their League One opposition, with Emil Riis, Joe Rafferty, and Andrew Hughes all finding the back of the net.
Yesterday’s goal was Maguire’s first of the calendar year, and he will be hoping to use that to return to form in the league.
Despite not starting the game, the 27-year-old was substituted in after just seven minutes, following an injury to new signing Connor Wickham.
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Joining Preston from Cork City in 2017, Maguire has proceeded to score 23 times and assist a further 17 in 139 appearances for The Lilywhites.
The 27-year-old started his career with Waterford United in the Republic of Ireland, before joining West Ham United in 2013.
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After spending two years with The Hammers, and embarking on loan spells with Sligo Rovers and Accrington Stanley, Maguire joined Dundalk before making the move to Cork.
Scoring 53 times in 67 games for the Irish club, the striker made the move to Lancashire to try his luck in the Championship.
Here, we take a look at how some Preston North Ends fans have reacted to Maguire’s goal and performance on Twitter…
He’s doing all the donkey work for Riis. Working a treat that partnership
— James (@Infoball2) September 21, 2021
Might be an unpopular opinion but he’s been brilliant for a while now, creates loads of chances and is good on the ball, works well with DJ and is always making smart runs in behind, throughly deserved cha
— Jake Shaw (@Jake37453965) September 21, 2021
According to @BBCLancsSport made a nuisance of himself
— NORBET (@NORBET) September 22, 2021
Works tirelessly for the team!! So pleased he got his goal last night ⚽️
— Chris Blaylock (@ChrisBlaylockDJ) September 22, 2021
He was class tonight 👏🏻👏🏻
— David Buchanan (@_Buchs) September 21, 2021
Well in Seani lad, can’t fault your effort 👍 we’re all backing the lads and with you every step of the way! Cracking win tonight UPTW!
— Mooching : PNEAwayDays (@Pneawaydays) September 21, 2021
A proper grafter well done 👏
— Sarah billington (@Sarahbillingto6) September 21, 2021
Hopefully a weight taken off his shoulders. Well in Seani.
— Lee Turnbull (@LeeTurn89905353) September 21, 2021