Jordan Graham is making a huge impact at Gillingham with the former Wolverhampton Wanderers winger proving an “outstanding” talent, Gills boss Steve Evans has told Kent Live.
A fair few things have changed at Molineux since Graham made the short trip from Aston Villa to Molineux in January 2015.
Wolves were a Championship club, pushing for promotion under Kenny Jackett with Bakary Sako, Nouha Dicko and a young Benik Afobe scoring goals for fun in the second tier.
Unfortunately for Graham, however, his arrival in the Black Country came only a year before Chinese billionaire-led Fosun International took control and transformed Wolves from second-tier also-rans into Europa League quarter-finalists in the blink of an eye.
Forgotten amid all the changes, Graham played just 14 league games in Old Gold and departed for third-tier Gillingham in the summer.
Now aged 25, the gifted winger is finally starting to show the match-winning capabilities that caught Wolves’ eye all those years ago.
“We have seen it with Jordan’s performance last time out (when he created two assists in a 3-2 FA Cup triumph over Woking). I thought he was outstanding,” says the outspoken Evans, who has given Graham creative licence to wreak havoc in League One.
“He is a super talent. We love him. We love having him around but I have told him the fact he is best mates with the racing driver (Lewis Hamilton) cuts no ice with me!
“He is a terrific talent, he really is. He’s a smashing kid. We will keep filling him with confidence, keep giving him belief and he can go on to play at a higher level than any one of us have been in the next couple of years. He has everything in his locker.”
Former Leeds boss Evans points out he played a key role in the development of Lewis Cook, Chris Wood and Charlie Taylor at Elland Road – all of them playing Premier League football in the years since.
Graham, who has five goals and five assists in 15 games, certainly has the talent to follow in their footsteps.