Parkes praised on super start

Daryl McMahon promised there was even more to come from current top scorer Jordan Parkes after the summer signing bagged his fourth goal of the season at Dartford. Having started the season in goalscoring form, to carry on from the 30 goals in all competitions he managed for Hemel Hempstead Town, the Fleet are already reaping the reward for their investment.

“Jordan has a great understanding and reading of the game,” McMahon told FleetOnline. “And he reads the situations as they come in a game and reacts so well. Technically he’s very good and he’s got a terrific football brain.

“Even outside of the box, when he’s trying to get on the ball from midfield, he balances off other players’ movement really well. If you actually watch him for any length of time, his movement’s terrific and when he gets in the box, he’s got the technical ability to finish. To get four goals in his first six games is a great start and I still believe there’s more to come from him. A lot more. I think he believes that as well. He’s his own biggest critic.”

And the Fleet boss was pleased that club owner Dr Abdulla Al-Humaidi was in attendance to witness a win in the north Kent derby.

“It’s great when Dr Abdulla comes over,” McMahon said. “If for no other reason than he can see the fruits of his investment, how the club is progressing and how we’re doing as a team. But it’s great to talk football with him as well. I spoke with him at length after the game and he was happy with how things have gone so far and the style of player we’ve gone out and brought to the club since the summer.”


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