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Sonny Miles rejects money-grabber tag after leaving Tonbridge Angels for Maidstone United

By Craig Tucker
Frannie Collin Picture: Martin Apps
Frannie Collin Picture: Martin Apps

New signing Sonny Miles reckons everyone wants to play for Maidstone United and insists his move isn't about money.

Defender Miles rejected a new deal with Tonbridge to sign a one-year contract at the Gallagher Stadium.

The 23-year-old is excited to be linking up with former Angels team-mates Frannie Collin and Lee Worgan and revealed the pair were influential in his move.

He wasn't happy with the contract offer from new Angels boss Steve McKimm and decided to seek a new challenge after 12 years at Longmead.

Miles said: "We were miles apart on a deal at Tonbridge.

"I'll probably get called a money-grabber but that happens in football.

"When money drops dramatically, you have to look at yourself and say 'maybe it's me.'

"I thought about it for a long time and decided to move on and find a new challenge.

Maidstone United goalkeeper and Gills coach Lee Worgan Picture: Martin Apps
Maidstone United goalkeeper and Gills coach Lee Worgan Picture: Martin Apps

"I know Frannie and Worgs well and along with Jay (Saunders, boss) they sold the club to me.

"I had a meeting at the ground and the facilities are brilliant.

"Ask any player in non-league football what they'd do if Maidstone came in and they'd make the move. Everyone wants to play in front of 2,000 people.

"The move has come at the right time for me and I'm really looking forward to the challenge.

"I enjoyed my time at Tonbridge and hope they do well, except when they play us!"

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