Manager Jay Saunders is craving consistency as Maidstone prepare to meet North Ferriby.
Saunders is convinced United aren’t far away from being a good National League side but he never knows what he’s going to get.
They host second-bottom Ferriby at the Gallagher on Saturday needing points to stay out of trouble.
Saunders, whose side are 18th, said: “We’ve just got no consistency, whether it be over 90 minutes or over a run of games. We just can’t get a run together and it’s driving me mad.
“The difference with this league is you find the teams up there make less mistakes.
“The last few years we haven’t made many mistakes and this year we just struggle not to make mistakes.
“It’s frustrating because I don’t think we’re far off being a decent and comfortable team at this level. We’re probably two, three players short of being OK.
“I still think the squad’s good enough to stay up – we need to add – but we’ve proven we can beat teams and put in good performances in this league but consistency is different."
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