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Maidstone United summer signing Jordan Wynter takes his chance at Dagenham

By Craig Tucker

Jordan Wynter took his chance to shine after Will De Havilland's early exit at Dagenham.

Maidstone's summer signing from Woking was introduced in the 26th minute after De Havilland was forced off with double vision.

He played well in a back four that came under heavy pressure at times.

Jordan Wynter helped Maidstone win at Dagenham Picture: Steve Terrell
Jordan Wynter helped Maidstone win at Dagenham Picture: Steve Terrell

Wynter said: "You always have to be prepared to come on as a sub.

"I didn’t expect it but I was ready to come on.

"All the boys were communicating with me and that’s what helped me through the game.

"I feel like I’ve gelled well with them since I’ve come here and hopefully I can progress from now."

Wynter is equally comfortable in defence and midfield.

That arguably counts against him when it comes to nailing down a regular place as it's useful to have a player of his versatility on the bench.

He said: "I have worked with both of the centre-backs and a couple of midfielders in training as well, so I know how they play and they know my style as well.

"On game day it’s different, you’ve just got to adapt to what’s in front of you.

"I feel quite comfortable playing in midfield or at centre-half.

"Due to the fact I played there the majority of last season I feel more comfortable playing at the back, just because of the momentum and the rhythm I’ve got going on.

Jay Saunders brought Jordan Wynter to the club from Woking Picture: Sean Aidan
Jay Saunders brought Jordan Wynter to the club from Woking Picture: Sean Aidan

"When I was a youth player I played pretty much in midfield but most of my professional games have been at centre-back so it’s easier slipping in there at the moment.

"I’m just looking to get in the team, whether that’s centre-half or in midfield.

"As long as I can get some game time consistently and improve on how I was playing last season, that’s what I want."

As much as he wants to play, Wynter is a team man.

He added: "In this game you have to be unselfish to get far.

"You can’t just think about yourself.

"It is a team game at the end of the day and you just want the best for the team.

"There may be games where one of the other boys might suit playing centre-half more than me or suit playing in midfield more than me.

"It’s up to the gaffer to the pick the team and hopefully I can prove to him I’m capable of playing all the games or the majority of the games in either position."

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