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Muitt starting to show form

Rocks forward Jimmy Muitt has been hailed as a difference maker – whether as a starting striker or a super sub.

 

The former Brighton youngster first came to the attention of the Bognor faithful when he scored twice against them in the 2014 final of the Sussex Senior Cup.

 

Since then, the 21-year-old has been plagued by injuries – and only signed on at Nyewood Lane this summer after being released by Lewes.

 

Most of his 12 appearances so far this season have come from the subs bench.

 

But a rare start on Saturday at Leatherhead saw Muitt bag the opener in a 3-1 win.

 

Bognor boss Jamie Howell said: “I thought Jimmy was excellent on Saturday.

 

“It’s been a difficult few years for him. When we brought him to the club we knew that he was someone that had a lot of potential so we did not want to rush him back from a bad knee injury.

 

“I just think now he is starting to get that confidence back.

 

“He’s doing very very well.”

 

Muitt’s return is welcomed with the Rocks’ small squad being stretched by injuries.

 

Fellow striker Jimmy Wild was injured last week during a training incident with Darren Budd, meaning he’s out for three to six weeks.

 

Howell’s concerns are elsewhere on the pitch.

 

Midfielders Harvey Whyte and Dan Beck are out of the double header against Hendon and Kingstonian.

 

While at the back, Howell is without a first choice centre half.

 

Chad Field tweaked his hamstring during the Leatherhead win and fellow centre half Sami El-Abd is unavailable this Saturday due to a family commitment.

 

With Gary Charman also out, the boss knows he has a slight selection headache..

 

He said: “I’m looking at how we can overcome that.

 

“Harvey is making good progress from a knee issue while Gary is back training again.

 

“It may be I look to bring someone in on loan or we may have to move things around a bit.”

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