Matthew George’s journey from the Premier League to Non-League

Matthew George grew up in a football-mad household in Croydon with his two parents and brother before joining Crystal Palace, the team his mother supported, at the age of 14. A scholarship, a professional contract and a serious meniscus injury to his right knee later, he finds himself scrapping for a promotion at Ryman South Division side Lewes in Brighton after joining last summer. At 20-years-old, he is still acclimating to regular first team football as he scored a goal in a 4-0 home thrashing against East Grinstead at the Dripping Pan before being sent off in a 3-1 away victory against South Park in his last two games.

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