Jordan Graham made his debut for Gillingham on Saturday, coming off the bench in the second half of their 0-0 draw at Burton Albion. The 24-year-old replaced Matty Willock after the hour mark and played for 25 minutes.
Graham had a very productive outing, keeping the ball well, whipping in a number of crosses into the box and taking on his opponents to get into dangerous attacking areas.
As per WhoScored, Graham made 21 touches, completed 100% of his nine passes, whipped in six crosses with 33% accuracy and had one successful dribble.
He was unable to help Gillingham break the deadlock, but Steve Evans was full of praise for his contribution. Graham will spend the rest of the season on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers and looks a shrewd acquisition.
The Gillingham manager told Kent Online: “He was outstanding. He is a confidence boy, you have to feed him and give him the ball, we have to get him to work a little bit harder but you could say that about every wide player in the world.
“He will be an asset to the group, we need to get him up to match speed, match minutes, that is why we didn’t start him, amongst other things because others deserved to play. Jordan Graham has shown what he can bring and he will make a difference.”
Graham is out of contract at Wolves this summer and is expected to leave in July, but his performance for Gillingham proves he can be a good player in the Football League. The 24-year-old now has to put himself in the shop window for when he’s a free agent in the coming months.