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Maidstone United announce new contract for talented striker Jack Harris

02 April 2014
by Craig Tucker

Jack Harris in action for Maidstone Picture Martin Apps

Jack Harris in action for Maidstone Picture: Martin Apps

Maidstone United striker Jack Harris has signed a new one-year contract at the Gallagher Stadium.

Harris has made 15 appearances for the Stones and scored his first two goals for the club in the memorable 4-3 victory over Dulwich Hamlet this month.

The 20-year-old suffered a knee injury just a week after joining from Tunbridge Wells but regained his fitness in a six-game loan spell at Faversham, grabbing three goals.

Stones boss Jay Saunders added: “I am delighted to get this deal done. Jack’s a good age and if he can score goals consistently at this level, I think he’s got a big future ahead of him.

“The loan to Faversham helped him. Since he’s come back he’s got his chance, he’s taken it and has the shirt on merit.

"With a run of games and some goals, he’ll be a big player for us."

Harris said: "I am absolutely delighted. It’s been like a dream since I joined the club. It’s moving forward and I want to be part of it.

"Following the injury earlier this season I was a bit unsure what would happen next season but when Jay said he wanted me to stay on I was over the moon and very happy to sign.

“Since I've been at Maidstone I feel I've come on leaps and bounds as a player.

"I’ll be working on my fitness over the summer and with a good pre-season under my belt, I’ll be ready to go for next season and I can’t wait for that.”

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