Maidstone United sign Folkestone Invicta striker Stuart King on 18-month contact for undisclosed fee
Maidstone have landed a major blow in the Ryman League Division
1 South promotion race by signing prolific striker Stuart King from
Folkestone for an undisclosed fee.
King, pictured, has scored 44 goals in just 47 games for
Folkestone and has agreed an 18-month contract. He could line
up against Herne Bay at the Gallagher Stadium on Saturday.
Stones boss Jay Saunders said: "I wasn’t looking to bring
in another striker but I heard a rumour he might be available and
sometimes you just have to act.
"Kingy won the Golden Boot last season and is top scorer again
this year with 15 goals.
"He’s capable of playing at a higher level and there were other
clubs sniffing around but he was desperate to come here. We want
promotion and a player like him, who can score 30 goals, can help
us achieve that."
With Ade Olorunda starting a three-match ban and fitness
concerns over Paul Booth (groin) and Ian Draycott (ankle), King is
likely to start alongside captain Shaun Welford on Saturday.
Maidstone’s reward for their stunning FA Trophy upset against
Salisbury last Saturday is a second round tie at Blue Square Bet
North side FC Halifax on December 15.
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