Home   Maidstone   Sport   Article

Maidstone United sign striker Jonathan Edwards from FC Halifax Town

By Craig Tucker

Maidstone have signed striker Jonathan Edwards from FC Halifax Town.

Stones head of football John Still is a long-time admirer of the big forward who has signed a one-year deal at the Gallagher.

The Luton-born player, 22, was keen to return south after three years in Yorkshire, first with Hull and then the Shaymen.

John Still welcomes new signing Jonathan Edwards to the Gallagher
John Still welcomes new signing Jonathan Edwards to the Gallagher

That opened the door for Still, who first saw Edwards when he played for Peterborough.

Still said: “I liked his movement and I liked his work rate for a forward.

“I looked him up and he’d been at Stevenage and Peterborough.

“It didn’t work out for him at Peterborough and he had a bit of running around and ended up at Halifax.

“He came on as sub against us towards the end of last season when Halifax won 1-0.

“When I looked at the teamsheet, I thought ‘I like this boy’ and he came on and did all right.

“I just thought he’s a good age and he’s got really good attributes.

“He got a good move to Peterborough and that didn’t work out but he’s only 22 now and I just think sometimes these boys come again.

“He was desperate to get back home to the south, so I enquired and was able to get him.

“I’d done my homework on him because one of my ex-players was at Halifax and I also spoke to someone who knew him from when he was at Peterborough and they spoke well of him.

“He’s not scored as many goals as he would have liked but he said sometimes he might have played a touch wider than he would have liked.

Maidstone head of football John Still Picture: Steve Terrell
Maidstone head of football John Still Picture: Steve Terrell

“He’s a good size, 6ft 2in, he’s 22, he’s quick enough, he’s quite strong and there’s lots in him we can work with.

“The two people I spoke to never put me off.

“In fact they went the other way and said they both thought he definitely had something that if worked with could really push him on.

“I like a little gamble if I’m being honest.”

Edwards started his career at Stevenage before earning a pro deal at Posh.

He had loans with Bishop’s Stortford, Ilkeston and St Albans before joining Dunstable in 2016 but was soon on the move to Hull.

The Tigers loaned him out to Accrington and Woking, making his Cards debut in a 4-4 draw against Maidstone in 2018.

He joined Halifax last summer, scoring on his debut in a 2-0 win at Braintree, and now can’t wait to get going at Maidstone.

He said: “When I heard of the interest I knew it would be a great opportunity for me to kick on and get back down south to be nearer my family.

“I’ve always believed in my own abilities and attributes and having a manager like John Still is going to be good for me as you can’t ask for anyone with more experience in the game than him.

"I am happy and excited to be here, willing to learn and can’t wait to get started and scoring some goals!”

Read more: The latest sports news in Kent

Join the debate...
Comments |

Don't have an account? Please Register first!

The KM Group does not moderate comments. Please click here for our house rules.

People who post abusive comments about other users or those featured in articles will be banned.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.


Terms of Comments
We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules. If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here, email multimediadesk@thekmgroup.co.uk or call 01634 227989.

Follow us

Like Us on Facebook

Most popular

Kent Travel News

Close This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.Learn More