Maidstone United manager Jay Saunders admits FA Trophy giant killing against Salisbury would be huge result
Maidstone United boss Jay Saunders says it would be a "massive"
upset if Stones beat Salisbury in the FA Trophy first round on
A capacity crowd of 2,226 is expected at the Gallagher Stadium
as United look to pull off a shock victory against the Blue Square
Bet South leaders.
Saunders, pictured, knows the size of the task facing
his Ryman League Division 1 South side but believes they have a
He said: "Salisbury are a a good side to be six points clear in
"They’re a full-time club who play two levels above, so we’re
not expected to win. They have a lot of good players and have just
brought in Ricky Wellard on loan from Cambridge United, who was
playing midfield in League 2 with AFC Wimbledon last season.
"It would be a massive upset if we won but we can have a good go
at them and hopefully get something."
In-form striker Ian Draycott may return from an ankle injury
ahead of schedule but won’t be risked unless he’s 100% fit. There
could also be a start for British Army defender Gavin Greenfield or
Steve Ward if centre-half Graeme Andrews fails to recover from a
Midfielder Ben Davisson misses out with a suspected hairline
fracture in his foot, while Danny Lye (hamstring) is also
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