Maidstone United boss Andy Ford set to include new signing Michael Phillips in his squad for derby with Margate
Andy Ford's reshaping of the
Maidstone squad has continued with two new faces set to line up
when the Stones return to Ryman League Premier Division action
against Margate on Monday.
The big freeze accounted for the
Stones’ match at Folkestone this week, but didn’t
prevent Ford, pictured, from sealing the signing of Hastings
United midfielder Michael Phillips.
Maidstone-based Phillips began his
career at Gillingham before being forced out of the professional
game by injuries.
Ford said: "The fact that
Hastings tried to keep him shows how much he was liked down at
Pilot Field. We do need a change in midfield and we still have not
got enough in there yet. Hopefully another one will be coming in on
loan before the game.
"I’m not sure if he’ll (Phillips) go
straight in on Monday, he may have to start from the bench."
The Stones boss said he wants his
players to hit the ground running against old foes Margate.
"Every game you want to start quickly
out of the blocks," he said: "Hopefully the players will be fresh
at the very least. Margate played the other day and lost, maybe we
are catching them at the right time."
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