Maidstone United co-owner Terry Casey has said that the decision to continue with team training three mornings a week is major evidence of their desire to return to the National League.
Casey also highlighted their wish to steer clear of ‘journeyman players’ as they bid to build a side capable of earning promotion from the National League South. Speaking in an update to supporters, Casey explained:
“For Maidstone United to continue this training regime is a major statement of our intention to get back to the National League. Whilst our three seasons were difficult, we learned a lot and will not make the same mistakes.
“The playing budget will be less than last season but because of the uncertainty around crowd numbers and start dates, we will try to be flexible and keep some funds in reserve. In addition to the five contracted players, we are in advanced negotiations with a further four of last season’s squad.
“We are keen to avoid signing the journeyman players who drift from club to club without really committing to Maidstone United, so our campaign will concentrate on more local players.”