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Maidstone United extend Ibrahim Olutade's loan spell at Leatherhead

Maidstone are keeping a close eye on Ibrahim Olutade who's banging in goals for Leatherhead.

Olutade has scored five times for the Tanners since rejoining his old club on loan from United in mid-September.

Maidstone striker Ibrahim Olutade Picture: Steve Terrell
Maidstone striker Ibrahim Olutade Picture: Steve Terrell

The Stones have extended his loan for another month, with Olutade's latest goal coming in Saturday's 2-1 win over Hornchurch.

The striker continues to train at the Gallagher and Maidstone know exactly what he's up to.

Head of football John Still said: "We've watched every game he plays so we know where we are. He's doing all right there.

"We've given him another month and we'll see where we are at the end of that."

Lewis Knight became the first of Maidstone's five transfer-listed players to move on when he rejoined former club St Albans on a month's loan at the end of last week.

He went straight into the side for their 1-0 home defeat by Bath and there could be further movement this week with Clovis Kamdjo, Nana Kyei, Iffy Allen and Jonny Edwards all available.

Still said: "Lewis is the first one and we've got some other enquiries.

"We'll have another look this week and hopefully there will be one more."

Meanwhile, Still won't be afraid to give Maidstone academy players their chance, if he feels they can handle it.

Jacob Gilbert was among the substitutes for the 4-1 FA Cup win against Kings Langley at the weekend while Cameron Williams has also been around the first-team squad this season.

Still said: "If academy players are worthy of a spot, I'll put them in without a shadow of doubt.

"We've had a long chat about it and I'm a big believer we should push young players but they've got to be able to do it.

"You don't put them in hoping they will do it, you put them in believing they will do it.

"If they don't do it, that's OK, but you've got to believe they can."

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