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Maidstone United keeper Lee Worgan laps up chants from Crystal Palace fans

By Craig Tucker

Maidstone's former Wales under-21 international Lee Worgan enjoyed being a target for the Crystal Palace fans.

Keeper Worgan copped the full range of Welsh material during the second half of Saturday's pre-season friendly at the Gallagher.

He took it well and praised Eagles fans at the Town End.

Maidstone United captain Lee Worgan Picture: Andy Jones
Maidstone United captain Lee Worgan Picture: Andy Jones

Worgan, who qualified for Wales via his grandad, said: "It's been a while - I don't tend to get that much stick. They cottoned on to me quite early.

"Obviously you get five or 10 minutes of it but, no, they didn't let up.

"It goes one of two ways. You either join in and take the stick for 45 minutes or you give them some back and it gets a little bit nasty but they were brilliant to be fair.

"It was nice, it took me back to my Ryman Prem days, when you get real stick. It was enjoyable.

"You laugh along and you go with it. I find if you give them any stick back, it's one against 50 or 60, but it was all in good jest, it was good fun.

"They want a bit of interaction and a club like Crystal Palace probably don't get the chance to have that really because the Premier League is a lot different and they don't get to be as close to the keepers, so they probably enjoyed giving me a bit of abuse!"

If only Worgan was actually Welsh.

He said: "There's this big misconception. My grandad was Welsh who, incidentally, I've never met. I always get the Welsh tag but I'll take that."

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