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Maidstone United manager Hakan Hayrettin feels it's too soon to talk about a promotion push


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Hakan Hayrettin is reluctant to talk about a promotion push despite Maidstone’s fine form.

The Stones are eight unbeaten in National South and went top for a week after a six-match winning run.

Maidstone United manager Hakan Hayrettin Picture: Steve Terrell
Maidstone United manager Hakan Hayrettin Picture: Steve Terrell

FA Trophy commitments have seen them drop to third, four points behind new leaders Dorking, with Maidstone back in league action at St Albans on Saturday.

That’s followed by a big Kent derby at home to second-placed Ebbsfleet on Tuesday.

Boss Hayrettin played down talk of a promotion push at the weekend.

He said: “Let’s get January and February out of the way, and then we can have a look at it because we’ve got some tough games coming up.

“But the boys have earned the right to be where they are, I think they’ve been amazing, the staff have been amazing, everyone’s pushing in the right direction.

“I’ve got the vision and I’m driving it and I’m pushing it.

“We’ll have a go but I’m not going to start talking about promotion.

“What I’m going to be talking about is watching St Albans, analysing St Albans, how we’re going to beat St Albans, and then I’ll look at the next game, which is Ebbsfleet. It’s one game at a time.”

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