Rocks hotshot Jimmy Muitt says he hopes to be fit and raring to go for Bognor’s cup final date.
The club’s top scorer was enjoying his best season at Nyewood Lane to date, netting 26 goals by the end of February as the club were well in the hunt for a playoff spot.
But a knee injury halted Muitt in his tracks and his absence coincided with Bognor slipping from fifth down to an eventual 14th place finish in Bostik Premier.
The Rocks frontman returned to action against Whitehawk on Easter Monday, getting 30 minutes on the pitch in the 0-0 draw.
But with the Sussex Senior Cup final at The Amex looming, Muitt is going all out to be fit for the Rocks big day.
He said: “I really want to play that [game] more than anything so we’ll see. It [the knee] feels okay at the moment so hopefully I’ll get to the Sussex Cup Final, which is local for me, even better.
“I’ve got a lot of people coming to watch – the whole family – so hopefully I’ll get fit, get playing, because we’re all looking forward to it.”
Muitt began his career with the Seagulls, racking up ten years as he progressed through the club’s youth set-up.
During that time, the Rocks number 10 came up against the likes of Raheem Sterling, Rob Holding and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, all of whom are now plying their trade in the Premier League.
It was during a Sussex Senior Cup match for Albion against the Rocks when he impressed those who matter at Nyewood Lane, when Muitt scored twice in a 4-2 win for Bognor.
So after his release from Lewes in 2016/17, it was not long before Jimmy signed on at the Nye Camp. Three seasons on and Muitt is very much at home, netting 26 goals in what has been a prolific season.
That was before injury hit and hampered both his and the Rocks’ progress.
Muitt said: “The season has turned very average, to say the least, but the final is something that we have worked hard for and it’s something we are looking forward to.
“Definitely, as a player for me and as a team, it’s good to get in the final of any cup and it’s good to play at The Amex where I have played before.
“I am really looking forward to that. I’ll definitely try to get fit for that.”