Erhun Oztumer has acquitted himself well on his trial at Burnley, says Dulwich Hamlet's Gavin Rose
Both sides go into the tussle on the back of three back-to-back defeats and have lost top spot to Wealdstone, who have taken advantage.
The Stones go into the home clash sitting in third-place in the Ryman Premier League table with 66 points from 36 games, five points adrift of the new league leaders Wealdstone, who have four games in hand.
Although Jay Saunders’ side remain unbeaten at home, they have lost successive games away to Lowestoft Town (1-2); before losing to single-goal defeats at Lewes and Leiston.
Dulwich Hamlet arrive in Kent’s county town in second-place with 69 points from 36 games.
Rose’s side have suffered defeats at Lewes (0-2), before losing at home to Metropolitan Police (1-2) and Bognor Regis Town (0-2).
“Obviously disappointed losing three in a row,” said Rose.
“We haven’t played to our level and have been beaten fair and square.
“Maidstone is always a big game and we know we will need to be at our best to get a positive result there.”
Former Gillingham and Dover Athletic boss Andy Hessenthaler has fixed up a trial for talented Turkish midfield magician Erhun Oztumer, 22, at Championship side Burnley.
Oztumer, who is highly-rated at Champion Hill, has found the net on 30 occasions this season and has attracted a passionate following from the south London club’s Turkish fan-base.
“Erhun has been on trial with Burnley this week and acquitted himself well in a top environment,” said the Dulwich Hamlet boss, who has a reputation for enticing talented players to the club before they move on in to the professional game.
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Maidstone United v Dulwich Hamlet
Ryman Premier League
Saturday 15th March 2014
Kick Off 3:00pm
at The Gallagher Stadium, James Whatman Way, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1LQ