Published: 08:00, 16 November 2012 |
Updated: 09:43, 10 January 2014
Maidstone United have signed winger Warren Whitely on a month’s loan from Chelmsford City with a view to a permanent transfer.
The 27-year-old is likely to feature when Ryman League, Division 1 South leaders United take on bottom side Walton Casuals at the Gallagher Stadium on Saturday.
Boss Jay Saunders (pictured) has brought in Whitely to increase his team’s threat down the right flank.
He said: "Alex Flisher gets a lot of balls in the box from the left but at times we’ve looked a bit one-sided.
"No disrespect to Sam Bewick or Kaiyne Woolery but I need more from the right and I’m hoping Warren will offer that.
"We’ve taken him on loan but if it works out, there could be something more permanent.
"Kaiyne’s been superb but he’s only 17 and is going to be inconsistent at that age.
"Sam’s had a mixed start to the season and hasn’t been able to get a run of form going after serving a four-match ban and then breaking his nose."
In-form striker Ian Draycott is set to be out for at least a fortnight after suffering an ankle injury in United’s 3-2 Kent Senior Cup defeat by Tonbridge Angels on Tuesday.
"We’ll miss him but we can’t use it as an excuse on Saturday," said Saunders.
"We’re expected to beat the bottom team and that’s what good sides do when they’re top of the table."
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