It’s not every day that you brother plays in the World Cup Quarter-finals but that is exactly what has happened to Laurence McGuire as his brother Harry is playing for England against Sweden on Saturday.
Laurence is flying out to watch the Three Lions in Russia today.
A statement from Martin Allen reads, “Laurence Maguire has unfortunately picked up Russian ‘flu, which is obviously quite disappointing.
I’ve had a word with him this morning and told him that this afternoon he’s got to fly out to Russia to have some medical tests. He’s got to be back here for training on Monday.
The bad news is the fact that he’s got Russian ‘flu. The good news is that he’s going to fly to Russia to see his brother play for England in the quarter-finals of the World Cup.
He’s absolutely thrilled and he’s sorted it out with his family that he’s going. It’s great for our club that one of our players is going to be watching England play.”
Maguire started his career in the academy at Chesterfield, where he was the captain before being handed his first professional contract by the Spireites on 1 June 2015. He made his professional debut in the club’s 2–1 Checkatrade Trophy victory against Wolverhampton Wanderers U23 on 30 August 2016. He then went on to make his league debut in Chesterfield’s 3–3 draw with Gillingham on 27 September 2016. He scored his first senior goal on 6 December in Chesterfield’s 2–0 Checkatrade Trophy win at Rochdale.
On 17 February 2017, Maguire was sent out on loan to AFC Fylde to get some game time. He returned to the ‘Spireites’ on 21 March 2017, having made six appearances for the National League North team.