He can bring goals to a side with below par finishing
Numbers and graphs can never prove anything but this is quite interesting. Oxford are very low in the 'percentage of shots scored' table, pretty much meaning that we are wasteful in front of goal. Thankfully, we create a lot of chances so it doesn't matter as much but think about the position in the league we'd be in if that percentage was higher. We miss far too many chances, that cause for us to draw or lose games that we should have won. It's not a huge deal at the moment with us sitting 2nd in the league but something needed to be done about it to stop it becoming a problem, whether that be extra shooting practice or a new striker. I'm pleased Michael Appleton has opted for the latter.
He's a player that brings experience from higher divisions at plenty of Championship clubs and someone who can start converting more of our chances. If he gets off the mark quickly and starts banging in the goals, he can be the difference between play-offs and automatic promotion for Oxford this season.
Good work ethic
He has been heavily praised in the past for this terrific work ethic on the training pitch. During his stint at Derby County, first team coach Andy Garner expressed his delight at his great attitude and his willingness to work his way into the team when he was left on the bench. This is an attitude that all of the players in our current squad possess, so will fit in perfectly. Michael Appleton himself heaped praise on him, during Maguire's loan spell with Portsmouth in 2012.
Can play more than one position
Chris Maguire has shown over the years that he doesn't limit himself to just one position, he can comfortably play in several. His best position is up front at the top of the pitch but can play just behind a number 9 in a number 10 role and also do a job out wide as well.
Can score goals like this...