HARRY Seaden has a bright future ahead of him, according to Great Wakering Rovers boss Garry Kimble.

The teenage goalkeeper has joined the Isthmian North side on loan from Southend United.

And Kimble believes Seaden, who made his debut in the 4-2 defeat to high-flyers Maldon & Tiptree at the weekend, is capable of helping to improve Wakering’s defensive record.

“Harry showed the quality he has got,” said Kimble.

“He made two or three outstanding saves and I think it’s just a case of the nerves got to him in the first half.

“Harry is certainly one for the future and we have hopefully got him until the end of the season.

“I needed to bring in another goalkeeper because we only had Coey Turipa and most clubs at this level have two options in goal.

“Coey had made a few mistakes in recent weeks and I thought I needed to give him competition for the goalkeeper’s jersey.

“Harry became available and I was only too happy to take him.”

Seaden, who is based in Rayleigh, has earned rave reviews for his performances while coming through the Southend United ranks.

The goalkeeper’s progress has also been noticed at international level, with the former FitzWimarc School pupil being called up to the England under-17 squad for last summer’s European Championships.

However, Seaden could do nothing to stop Maldon condemning Wakering to just their second league defeat at Burroughs Park since winning the Essex Senior League title last season.

Decarrey Sheriff and Sammie McLeod scored two goals apiece for the Jammers, resulting in Jake Gordon and Shomari Barnwell’s efforts not being enough for newly-promoted Wakering.

But Kimble believes Seaden could be key to Wakering’s ambitions to avoid an immediate return to the Essex Senior League.

“We are conceding too many goals, but we’ve had one of the toughest festive periods I have ever been involved in,” added Kimble, who took over as manager in the summer.

“We have brought Harry in and now we have got some games coming up against teams who are around us in the table.

“We need to pick up points and keep some clean sheets.

“I’m confident we have a good enough squad to stave off relegation.”