Friday 07th October 2005

Walker warns Stones not to slip up

After the highs of last weeks victory over Eastbourne in the FA Vase, Maidstone United will be back in league action this weekend when they entertain Greenwich Borough at Bourne Park, reports www.maidstoneunited.co.uk

Reflecting on last weeks result, although Eastbourne weren't as strong as he predicted, coach Alan Walker was still pleased with the improvement in the attitude of the players.

"The players on Saturday showed a lot more desire and commitment on Saturday and although I feel there is a lot more to come from this squad, it was certainly an improvement," he said.

"We also still need to work on a few areas of our game as we look to change certain areas to adapt to the situation of Lloyd still being out injured."

Looking at the prospect of a game against bottom of the table Greenwich, Walker was taking nothing for granted.

"We've seen in this league already how unpredictable teams can be, the classic being Herne Bay who got thumped 6-0 by Thamesmead but managed to take the first points of Beckenham," he said.

"It's obviously a game we expect to win, but once again it's the attitude of the players which will be all important. We'll approach the game much as we did against Eastbourne and we'll be looking to get an early goal to stamp our authority on the game."

Tomorrow will see the return of goalkeeper Pat Mullin to the Stones squad after his one month suspension, but the one big injury doubt for Saturday is Sam Tydeman who strained his thigh muscle at Eastbourne. Neil Miller looks set to step in to replace him. The only other injury from last week is Lee Sperring who suffered a slight groin strain.

Maidstone United v Greenwich Borough
Kentish Observer League
Saturday 8th October 2005
Kick Off 1:00pm
at Bourne Park, Central Park, Eurolink, Sittingbourne